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The Radium Girls Young Reader's Edition also available.

Welcome...

To this website, which celebrates the Radium Girls: the American women from the Roaring Twenties who were poisoned by their work and courageously fought for justice, and who inspired the multi-award-winning and New York Times bestselling book The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

 

This website is intended as a companion site to Moore’s book. Here you can read more about the women, listen to interviews with the author, read reviews and find answers to some frequently asked questions.

"In this thrilling and carefully crafted book, Moore tells the shocking story of how early 20th-century corporate and legal America set about silencing dozens of working-class women who had been systematically poisoned by radiation ... Moore [writes] so lyrically ... FIVE STARS" - Mail on Sunday

 

"...a must-read for anyone interested in American and women's history" - STARRED review, Library Journal

 The New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller

Winner of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Best History

 

Named a Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018 by the American Library Association

 

Voted U.S. librarians’ favorite nonfiction book of the year 2017

 

Voted U.S. booksellers’ no. 1 recommended book for reading groups, summer 2018

 

A ‘Book of the Year’ for NPR, Barnes & Noble, the Chicago Public Library, BookBrowse and The Reading Agency

 

Selected for Emma Watson’s My Shared Shelf feminist book club

 

An Indie Next pick and Junior Library Guild selection

 

Published in ten foreign editions

 

Audiobook read by the author

Young readers’ edition also available