The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

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The Radium Girls is the incredible true story of the young women exposed to the ‘wonder’ substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice.

The book was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2017 GoodReads Award for Best History/Biography.

We have copies for reading groups to read and review.

About the book

During the First World War, teenage girls flocked to work in the new radium-dial studios. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses, but their employers denied all responsibility. So these courageous women – in the face of unimaginable suffering – became determined to fight back, launching a ground-breaking battle for workers’ rights and scientific recognition that still resonates today. Drawing on previously unpublished diaries, letters and interviews, the book showcases the spirit and tenacity of a group of women who refused to stay silent, and in so doing changed the world. By turns heart-breaking, enraging and inspiring, it is an unputdownable and intimate narrative you will never forget.

Find out more about the book at www.theradiumgirls.com

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