The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark

The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark

by Kate Moore
The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark

The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark

by Kate Moore

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Overview

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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781728209470
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 38,105
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

List of Key Characters xii

Prologue xv

Part 1 Knowledge 1

1 First Day 3

2 Wartime Warning 9

3 All Change 17

4 The Mysterious Maladies of Mollie Maggia 22

5 Girls Wanted 28

6 Mere Coincidence? 33

7 Radium Games 39

8 Strange Symptoms 45

9 "Something Going On" 52

10 Investigations Underway 60

11 Warning Shots 68

12 Lip… Dip… Paint 75

13 Truth and Lies 82

14 Hoffman Helps 90

15 Making History 100

16 Hope 109

Part 2 Power 119

17 The List of the Doomed 121

18 Dead End 130

19 Until Death Do Us Part 137

20 Make or Break 143

21 "Fraud of Frauds" 151

22 In the Shadow of the Church Spire 158

23 Back from the Grave 164

24 The Trial of the Decade 170

25 On the Stand 177

26 "Far from Finished in This Fight" 188

27 Settlement? 192

28 The Chill of Fear 199

29 Happy Ending? 205

30 Midnight Machinations 212

31 A Cold, Cold Winter 223

32 Time-Bomb Tumors 229

33 A Very Big Mistake 235

34 The End of the Adventure 240

35 Brave Until the Last 246

Part 3 Justice 251

36 Conspiracy? 253

37 "Very Suspicious" 258

38 Verdict 265

39 Fighting Back 271

40 A Desire for Justice 277

41 Legal Champion 283

42 A Long and Lonely Fall 289

43 Her Day in Court 294

44 Too Weak for Tears 302

45 Bedside Hearing 309

46 The Society of the Living Dead 315

47 One More Day 321

Epilogue 330

Postscript 345

Timeline of Events 349

Glossary 354

Abbreviations 360

Photo Acknowledgments 362

Notes 369

Select Bibliography 388

Index 392

Acknowledgments 405

About the Author 409

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