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AI ADULT BOOK CLUB – THE RADIUM GIRLS BY KATE MOORE

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Anastasia Island Branch Book Clubs

As we celebrate Women’s History Month our selection for March is The Radium Girls: the dark story of America’s shining women by Kate Moore. Available in a variety of formats! Read what others are saying:

Radium Girls spares us nothing of their suffering; though at times the foreshadowing reads more like a true-crime story, Moore is intent on making the reader viscerally understand the pain in which these young women were living, and through which they had to fight in order to get their problems recognized…The story of real women at the mercy of businesses who see them only as a potential risk to the bottom line is haunting precisely because of how little has changed; the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still.” ― NPR Books

“This timely book celebrates the strength of a group of women, whose determination to fight improved both labor laws and scientific knowledge of radium poisoning. Written in a highly readable, narrative style, Moore’s chronicle of these inspirational women’s lives is sure to provoke discussion―and outrage―in book groups.” ― Booklist-STARRED review

“Moore’s well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life…a must-read for anyone interested in American and women’s history, as well as topics of law, health, and industrial safety.” ― STARRED Library Journal

“Carefully researched, the work will stun readers with its descriptions of the glittering artisans who, oblivious to health dangers, twirled camel-hair brushes to fine points using their mouths, a technique called lip-pointing…Moore details what was a ‘ground-breaking, law-changing, and life-saving accomplishment’ for worker’s rights.” ― Publishers Weekly

 

 

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March 14
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10:30 am - 11:30 am
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