The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark (Paperback)
Explore the unbelievable true story of America's glowing girls and their fight for justice in the young readers edition of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Radium Girls. This enthralling new edition includes all-new material, including a glossary, timeline, and dozens of bonus photos.
Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark radium paint. The painters consider themselves lucky—until they start suffering from a mysterious illness. As the corporations try to cover up a shocking secret, these shining girls suddenly find themselves at the center of a deadly scandal.
The Radium Girls: Young Readers Edition tells the unbelievable true story of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back saved countless lives.
This new edition of the national bestseller is perfect for:
- Educators looking for history books for kids ages 9 to 12, nonfiction books for kids, biographies for kids, and real stories around the industrial revolution, chemistry, and science
- Parents, educators, and librarians looking for stories about strong women, inspiring books for girls, childrens books about women in history, and famous women books for girls
- Young readers who want to read one of the most inspiring and shocking narratives of the early 20th century
About the Author
Kate Moore is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls, which won the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Best History, was voted U.S. librarians’ favorite nonfiction book of 2017,and was named a Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018 by the American Library Association. A British writer based in London, Kate writes across a variety of genres and has had multiple titles on the Sunday Times bestseller list. She is passionate about politics, storytelling, and resurrecting forgotten heroes.
"A fine, moving, important work for young readers. " — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
"Moore’s personal, captivating prose [renders] this shining piece of history unforgettable." — Booklist, STARRED Review
"An impeccably written young readers’ edition of an excellent work of history." — School Library Journal
"[A] lesson in corporate greed, bystander ignorance, and the power of perseverance that will inspire and educate all young revolutionaries." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This thrilling young readers’ edition is an essential purchase for all middle school and high school libraries." — Youth Services Book Review
"A 2020 A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year" — A Mighty Girl
"Moore’s gripping account follows the women’s fight for justice amid overwhelming odds... best suited for more mature readers." — Kristin Chapman, World Magazine
"Gripping, heartbreaking, and deeply inspiring—very much worth reading." — The Children's Book Review