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The radium girls: the dark story of America's shining women
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Physical Desc:
729 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 8.1 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure:
980L
Status:
Pocket-Greenhaven
LARGE PRINT 363.1799 M822 2017

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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.

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Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781432839031, 1432839039
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.1, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
980

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 719-726).
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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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Moore, K. (2017). The radium girls: the dark story of America's shining women. Large print ed. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Moore, Kate. 2017. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Moore, Kate, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

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Moore, Kate. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Large print ed. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

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