The Radium Girls
The Dark Story of America's Shining WomenBook - 2017
From Library Staff
Painting clock faces in a factory with radium led several young girls to shine brightly in the dark from the glowing dust. Considered lucky at the time due to their position, these ladies soon started to fall ill.
CRRLAdults Dec 14, 2017
A coveted war job for women was to be a "shining girl" - painting clock faces with a new, glowing substance called radium. Then they started getting sick. (Also available as an eBook, eAudio, and audio CD).
The story of young women during World War I who, working with radium paint, were poisoned, fought for compensation, and died horribly. Their legacy is one of strength in horrendous adversity. - Rochelle G.
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