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Trues Story Book Club: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

No one told Mollie about the dangers of working with phosphorous before she started her job at the United States Radium Corporation just after World War I. Her tedious and seemingly harmless painting job killed her. Radium Girls points out the many ways companies, medical doctors, and the law failed to acknowledge and remedy the problems, sometimes deadly ones, associated with industry in the early twentieth century.

Books can be checked out in advance at the Front Desk for discussion on the 6th [Pa Fprward objectives: Basic, Civic and Social Literacy]

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