The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
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Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2017]., ©2017
Format:
Playaway
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 audio media player (16 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure:
980L
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Description
1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorousthe girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alivetheir workwas in fact slowly killing them: they had been poisoned by the radium paint. Yet their employers denied all responsibility. And so, in the face of unimaginable sufferingin the face of deaththese courageous women refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice. Drawing on previously unpublished sourcesincluding diaries, letters, and court transcripts, as well as original interviews with the women's relativesThe Radium Girls is an intimate narrative account of an unforgettable true story. It is the powerful tale of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned how to roar.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781509457991, 1509457992
Reading Level:
UG
Level 8.1, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
980

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General Note
Title fron Playaway label.
General Note
Originally released by HighBridge Audio ℗2017
General Note
Release date supplied by publisher.
General Note
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
General Note
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Participants/Performers
Performed by Angela Brazil.
Description
"As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind."--Print version record.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Moore, K., & Brazil, A. (2017). The radium girls: the dark story of America's shining women. Unabridged. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Moore, Kate and Angela Brazil. 2017. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Moore, Kate and Angela Brazil, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Moore, Kate, and Angela Brazil. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Unabridged. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, LLC, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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