Alicia's Reviews > Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II

Rosie the Riveter by Penny Colman
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Nov 05, 11

bookshelves: historical, nonfiction

I now know that the "Rosie the Riveter" icon that I know is actually not the Rosie that was first created. The cover of this book is the first depiction of her eating a sandwich, all muscled-up with a rivet gun in her lap and goggles on her forehead.

The information about the war is intriguing and enlightening and in short bursts it doesn't feel like I'm really learning. I like the stories of real women entering the workforce, pictures of them in the factories as well as the struggles of black women, men with disabilities, and the young and old who were still discriminated against at the start of the war to help with the war effort.

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