The acclaimed national bestseller about America’s glowing girls and their brave fight for justice, now adapted for young readers.
Amidst the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials for troops overseas using glow-in-the-dark paint made with radium. They are well paid and consider themselves lucky—until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. As the corporations try to cover up a shocking secret, these determined shining girls suddenly find themselves at the center of a historic and deadly scandal.
Written with a captivating voice and galloping pace, The Radium Girls illuminates the courage and tenacity of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back led to life-changing regulation, advanced nuclear research, and ultimately saved countless lives.
This enthralling and accessible young readers’ edition of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller includes all-new material including a glossary, timeline, dozens of bonus photos, and more.