The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
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Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2017].
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Book
ISBN:
9781492649359, 149264935X
Physical Desc:
xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure:
980L
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363.17 MOO
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ANew York Times, USA Today, andWall Street JournalBestseller! Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018

"the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."--NPR Books

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive -- until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girlsfully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

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General Note
"Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK."--Title page verso.
General Note
Includes reading group guide (pages 409-410).
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-467) and index.
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As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive -- until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights.
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Moore, K. (2017). The radium girls: the dark story of America's shining women. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc.

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Moore, Kate. 2017. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc.

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Moore, Kate, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc, 2017.

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Moore, Kate. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc, 2017. Print.

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