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Rosie, A Detroit Herstory Launch Party!

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory Launch Party!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Red Hots Coney Island
12 Victor St.
Highland Park, MI 48203

Limited free parking on street and in attached lot

The book will be available for purchase and signing

RSVP here!

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory features informative, rhyming text by Bailey Sisoy Isgro and beautifully illustrated original artwork by Nicole Lapointe. Written for readers ages 8-12, the story begins with the start of the Second World War and the eventual need for women to join the workforce as men shipped out to war. Across America, women produced everything from ships and tanks, to ammunition and uniforms, in spectacular quantities. Their skill, bravery, tenacity, and spirit became a rallying point of American patriotism and aided in defining Detroit as the Arsenal of Democracy. Today, we refer to them as "Rosies"—a group of women defined not by the identity of a single riveter but by the collective might of hundreds of thousands of women whose labors helped save the world.

Join us in celebrating Rosies everywhere at an all-ages, open house book launch party at Red Hots Coney Island on Saturday, September 8th from 2-5pm!

  • Dress up as Rosie the Riveter and hop into our photo booth!
  • Send a postcard to a Rosie or a veteran!
  • Color your own Rosie picture!
  • Grab yourself a coney special from of Red Hots Coney Island!


Special Menu:
Rivet Special :one coney or hot dog, chips, and pop - $4
Rosie Special: two coneys or hot dogs, chips, and pop - $6
Arsenal Special: one coney or hot dog, one loose burger, fries, and pop - $8

So tie on your bandana, throw on some red lipstick, and stop by for an afternoon of Rosies and coneys!

Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting its parent institution’s core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high quality scholarly and general interest works of global importance. Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
2pm - 5pm
Red Hots Coney Island
12 Victor St.
Highland Park MI

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro
Illustrated by Nicole Lapointe

For young readers, an illustrated true story about the women workers of World War II.

Printed Paper Case
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345443
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814345450