Kate Moore’s riveting true story of America’s “shining girls”, the young women employed as dial painters using the new miracle substance discovered by the Curies, “Radium”.  As they painted radium on watch faces and military dials for use in The Great War, these young women believed what they were told; that radium was like a “mythological super being” and a boon to all humanity.  But soon, one by one, these young women were plagued with horrific and deadly cancers.  Read their story and how they fought the sexism, lies, and their employers’ dastardly and unconscionable cover-up. This story “Illuminates the courage and tenacity of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back led to life-changing regulation, advanced nuclear research, and ultimately saved thousands of lives.” 

 Hear Author Kate Moore talk about The Radium Girls; The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women. As part of our One Book program, Sarasota County Public Libraries & Historical Resources are bringing the author to Sarasota on January 31, 2020 for two special events:  


10:30 am

Suncoast Technical College
Conference Center

(attached to Shannon Staub Library)
4675 Career Lane, North Port, FL 34289

7 pm

Selby Public Library
1331 First St., Sarasota, FL 34236



Books will be available for purchase, and the author will be available to sign books after each presentation. We hope to see you there!

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