Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls, and Megan Bryant, author of the new young adult book Glow, will discuss the gripping story of the young women who worked in radium-dial factories during World War I. Falling horribly ill from then-unknown radium poisoning, these “shining girls” steadfastly fought to change regulations, save lives, and create awareness about the dangers of radium.
A New York Times bestseller, The Radium Girls is a rich, historical narrative told from the perspective of the radium girls themselves. Glow, a mystery novel suitable for a young audience, is also centered on the horrific yet inspiring tale of the radium girls.
A book sale and signing will follow.Co-sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events and by Bookmarks