The Radium Girls: Young Readers’ Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark
Now adapted for young readers! The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder drug” radium, and their struggle for justice.
The Radium Girls is a rich, historical narrative of the young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their brave struggle for justice. Their courage and tenacity saved many others, led to world-changing regulations, and even prevented nuclear war.
Written with a sparkling voice and galloping pace, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores these women's strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances, and the incredible legacy they left behind. Now adapted for young readers!
Author’s note. List of key characters. Time line. Glossary. Glossary of abbreviations. Notes. Select bibliography. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions.
JLG Release: Oct 2020
8 3/10" x 8 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Medical: Graphic Descriptions , Violence: Death , Illustrations/Images: Disturbing Imagery
Watch-dial painters, Diseases, Radium paint, Toxicology, Workplace safety,Twentieth-century US history, History of US consumers’ leagues, Industrial hygiene, Twentieth-century US history, World War I (1914–1918), Women, War work,