A review by vk124
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

challenging emotional hopeful informative reflective sad slow-paced


This book took me a long time to complete, following the lives of the women and girls who were dial-painters.  It had the heaviness of unavoidability, knowing from history that  these ladies would not be spared the effects of radium poisoning. l felt an echo of their impotence to make the companies responsible for their illnesses accept accountability or do the right thing by them. I also felt impressed by their stamina, strength and desire to help their colleagues and future generations. I am glad Moore put forth the effort to research them and tell their story.