The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition

The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition

The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark

Kate Moore


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An inspiring and engaging historical nonfiction book for kids 9 to 12, this newly adapted young readers' edition of the acclaimed national bestseller tells the story of America's glowing girls and their brave fight for justice

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 tells the unbelievable true story of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back saved countless lives.

This enthralling and accessible young readers' edition of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller includes all-new material, including a glossary, timeline, and dozens of bonus photos.


Kate Moore:
Kate Moore is a New York Times best selling writer with more than a decade's experience writing and ghosting across varying genres, including memoir, biography, and history. In 2015 she directed a critically acclaimed play about the Radium Girls called 'These Shining Lives.' She lives in the UK. Visit her at