Rosie Presents: Poster Girl

Rosie the Riveter Trust was honored to present Poster Girl with author Shelley Blanton-Stroud!

If you couldn't be there in person, watch the recording!

On the occasion of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Rosie the Riveter Trust presented a conversation with author Shelley Blanton-Stroud about her critically acclaimed historical novel, Poster Girl. The book centers around the real women behind "Rosie the Riveter," who took on welding jobs in Richmond's shipyards to help the war effort in a compelling mystery that casts light on the struggle for women’s and minority rights, the labor movement, and the forces of social changes at the time. The San Francisco Book Review praised the book as "an excellent read...torn out of the headlines of World War II...with sympathetic characters, set in a place and time that leaps off the page.”

Thank you to Shelley Blanton-Stroud for donating back 15% of her book sales from this event!

About Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Shelley grew up in California’s Central Valley, the daughter of Dust Bowl immigrants who made good on their ambition to get out of the field. Recently retired from teaching writing at Sacramento State University, she serves as President of the Board of 916 Ink, an arts-based creative writing nonprofit for children, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. Shelley is the author of the critically acclaimed Jane Benjamin Mystery series, including Copy Boy, Tomboy, and Poster Girl. Her writing has been a finalist in the Sarton Book Awards, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award, the American Fiction Awards, and the National Indie Excellence Awards. For more information, visit


About Rosie the Riveter Trust

Rosie the Riveter Trust celebrates the stories of sacrifice, opportunity, and profound social change that took place in America during World War II. As the official nonprofit partner of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park located in Richmond, California, we help honor the strong work ethic of people from all backgrounds who worked on the home front. Through historic preservation and educational programming, we inspire people to learn from history and apply those lessons in today's world. To learn more and to support our work, please visit

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  • Wow! The interview with author Shelley Blanton-Stroud was fabulous!!!! Thank you so much for posting doing it and sharing it. The book sounds very interesting. Mahalo, Jan

    Jan Davis

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