May 14, 2018
500 Genesee St
Delafield, WI 53018
Book: Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Adult Book Club
Monday, May 14, 2018
Meets on the third Thursday each month and the preceding Monday. Copies of the current book are available for checkout at the library. New members always welcome!
Radium was hailed as a scientific wonder when it was discovered in the early 20th century, and painting watch dials with glowing radium was a coveted job for young women. But then the “shining girls” began to fall ill. Their employers denied all claims about the gruesome side effects of radium exposure, and the brave young women found themselves fighting for their rights—and their lives—in one of the biggest scandals of the day.