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  • Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II
  • Written by Penny Colman
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780517885673
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Now in paperback--the award-winning account of how 18 million women, many of whom had never before held a job, entered the work force in 1942-45 to help the United States fight World War II. Their unprecedented participation would change the course of history for women, and America, forever.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adult

An ALA Notable Book

A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book

An IRA Teachers' Choice

A Junior Library Guild Selection

An NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Award Winner for Outstanding Nonfiction  

A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenager

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year  
Penny Colman

About Penny Colman

Penny Colman - Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II
“I became a writer because there are things that I have to say. Things that I have to write. Things that I feel passionate about, such as the importance of thinking and learning, of equality and justice, and of sharing and caring.”—Penny Colman

Penny Colman’s Rosie the Riveter was named an IRA Teachers’ Choice and Young Adult Choice and an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Denver, Colorado, Penny Colman also lived in Oregon, Washington, and Kentucky before her parents settled in North Warren, Pennsylvania, a small town in the northwest corner of the state. Her father was a psychiatrist with a position at the state mental hospital and she lived on the mental hospital grounds along with her father; her mother, an artist; and three brothers. When Colman was 11 years old, a writer and photographer came to her house from New York City to do an article, titled “The Strangest Place to Find a Happy Family,” that was published in Redbook magazine.

After two years of college, Colman decided to hitchhike through Europe. When she returned home, she finished college, went to graduate school, got married, and had three children (two of which are twins), all within four years. For the next 17 years, Colman threw herself into being an active mom, minister’s wife, volunteer, on-and-off writer, teacher, consultant, project manager, and art gallery owner. Finally, she decided to be a full-time writer in 1987, embarking on what has become a challenging and exciting career. She writes for readers of all ages on a wide variety of topics.

In addition to researching and writing her award-winning books, Penny Colman takes photographs and does extensive picture research for her books. She teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.

For more information on Penny Colman, visit her Web site at www.pennycolman.com


PRAISE

ROSIE THE RIVETER
Women Working on the Home Front in World War II

—A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
—A Junior Library Guild Selection
—An IRA Teachers’ Choice
—An IRA Young Adult Choice
—An NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction
—An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
—An ALA Notable Children’s Book
—A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
—A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

“An important contribution.” —Pointer, Kirkus Reviews

“A thoughtfully prepared look at women’s history and wartime society, this dynamic book is characterized by extensive research.”—The Horn Book Magazine

WHERE THE ACTION WAS
Women War Correspondents in World War II

“The light of Colman’s bright prose brings these women to the front once again, and young readers and researchers will be astonished and delighted at their bravery.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This book demonstrates that women were part of the action, have always been, and always will be!”—Margaret Crocco, Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Praise | Awards

Praise

"Colman expertly explores the enormous changes in the lives of women in their own homes and beyond. The strengths of this book are in the happy combination of abundant primary source material, a clear narrative style, and effective well-placed photographs. An important contribution."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer

Awards

WINNER 1996 ALA Notable Children's Book
WINNER 1996 ALA Best Books for Young Adults

  • Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II by Penny Colman
  • February 10, 1998
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Crown Books for Young Readers
  • $11.99
  • 9780517885673

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