Proceeds from the sale of “Wax” will help fund a GLBT history exhibit at Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
“Wax” tells the story of a young lesbian who struggles to conform to post-war expectations of marriage and family. The Rosie the Riveter Trust has sold the book in the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park visitor center store since it opened, and I’m grateful for their support. Now it’s time to give back. All proceeds from the sale of the print version of “Wax” – through this website or the National Park bookstore – will be donated to the Rosie The Riveter Trust in support of exhibit development.
An estimated 650,000 gays served in the Armed Forces during WWII, despite the official ban on their participation. The war offered an opportunity for women to serve in non-combat roles, where many lesbians found sisterhood – sometimes for the first time. Anyone with stories to share is encouraged to contact Park Ranger Elizabeth Tucker at 510-232-3108, before this history is lost.
Wax” was recognized as a finalist for both the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.