Rosie the Riveter: Women working on the Home Front in World War II
Ages 12 and up
Crown Publishers, 1995, 0-517-88567-0
One of the biggest side-effects of World War Two was that once the war was over, many women were no longer willing to be only housewives and mothers. They wanted to work and to have a life outside of the home. This all came about because women had to take on a very important role during the war, one on which the country depended. Women became the ones who went to work in the factories, who built the airplane and the trucks, who made the bullets and bombs. They were also the ones who had to "do without" and to get by with much less than they were used to. The women worked hard, took on every job that needed to be done and found solutions to problems. Most important of all, they proved to themselves and everyone else that they could do just about anything that they put their minds to.
Illustrated with photographs of the period this book is filled with the words of those remarkable women, and it is a fitting tribute to what many believe were the 'unsung heroes' of the war.
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