Celebrate National Book Reading Group Month by joining fellow readers at East Library for a discussion of Emily Yellin's Our Mothers' War. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
"Rosie the Riveter wasn't the only American woman contributing to the World War II effort; others were spies, nurses, prostitutes, entertainers, pilots, baseball players, politicians, and prisoners of war. After her mother died, author Yellin found a diary and hundreds of letters she'd written while she was a Red Cross nurse in the Pacific. Yellin, a journalist, uses her mother's story as an anchor for a larger narrative which shows that many of the conflicts American society wrestles with today--such as work and family, pay inequities, sexual harassment--have their roots in women's experiences during World War II." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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