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Rosie, a Detroit Herstory

(Great Lakes Books Series)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Rosie, a Detroit Herstory is a remarkable story for young readers about women workers during World War II. At this time in history, women began working jobs that had previously been performed only by men, such as running family businesses, operating machinery, and working on assembly lines. Across America, women produced everything from ships and tanks, to ammunition and ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 6th 2018 by Wayne State University Press
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Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED Nicole Lapointe's illustrations and, of course, this is a great story. Lots of Detroit history and peeks into local landmarks. I think the content and length would appeal to mid-to-upper elementary, so I don't necessarily think the rhyming text is the best fit. Either way, I loved it. And I may have teared up at the end.
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-youth, historical
Loved this book about the impact of women (especially in Detroit) on WWII. Wonderful illustrations, and very informative for kids and adults alike! Empowering and inspiring.
The timeline in the back of the book neglects to mention the U.S. bombings of Japan that brought about the Japanese surrender.
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
So cool to see this book. I wasn’t crazy about the rhyming.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is great! Fantastic story and excellent artwork. I really loved that the book portrayed diverse characters in all of the art as well as being interesting and informative. I plan on giving copies to my nieces!
Pam  Page
Rhyming text tells the story of the thousands of women who worked in factories during WWII. The stories are focused on women's jobs during WWII in Detroit who served at "Rosies". Excellent photographs, a glossary and an introduction to the topic.
Sean Kottke
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A perfect uniting of verse and illustration to tell the story of women workers in WWII and the trails they blazed for subsequent generations. A great creative informational text.
Margaret Gerberding
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful storybook tells the story of the women who entered the factories during WWII.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully drawn and with such a meaningful message of empowerment for Women.
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