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HRA Summer Book Club: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

August 22nd, 2024 @ 2:00-3:00 pm ET - Online via Zoom

This summer we will be reading The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore and we look forward to an amazing discussion of this gripping and inspiring true story!

The Radium Girls describes the lives of hundreds of girls that worked in the radium factories. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive―until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come. With meticulous research and a keen eye for detail, Kate Moore delves into the lives of these remarkable individuals, capturing their resilience, strength, and unwavering determination. Through their stories, she exposes the shocking negligence and corporate cover-ups that plagued the radium industry, ultimately sparking a revolution in workplace safety.