Kate Moore Discusses The Radium Girls

We couldn't be more honored to host Kate Moore.  We know it's Memorial Day Weekend, but we hope that some of you can take time away from your long-weekend activities to attend this event - an essential if you are interested in women's history, American history, workers rights, science history, and more.

Review Quotes:

"Moore's well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life...a must-read for anyone interested in American and women's history, as well as topics of law, health, and industrial safety." - STARRED Library Journal


"This timely book celebrates the strength of a group of women, whose determination to fight improved both labor laws and scientific knowledge of radium poisoning. Written in a highly readable, narrative style, Moore's chronicle of these inspirational women's lives is sure to provoke discussion-and outrage-in book groups." - Booklist-STARRED review


"Carefully researched, the work will stun readers with its descriptions of the glittering artisans who, oblivious to health dangers, twirled camel-hair brushes to fine points using their mouths, a technique called lip-pointing...Moore details what was a 'ground-breaking, law-changing, and life-saving accomplishment' for worker's rights. 

" - Publishers Weekly


..".[A] fascinating social history one that significantly reflects on the class and gender of those involved [is] Catherine Cookson meets Mad Men...The importance of the brave and blighted dial-painters cannot be overstated." - Sunday Times"

Event date: 

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

1312 East Cary Street
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA 23219
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women By Kate Moore Cover Image
Not available for purchase
ISBN: 9781492649359
Published: Sourcebooks - April 18th, 2017