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Monday
16
APR

Must-Read Nonfiction discusses The Radium Girls

18:30
19:30
Vernon Area Public Library
Event organized by Vernon Area Public Library

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Must-Read Nonfiction Book Club's next lively discussion will be on THE RADIUM GIRLS, a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller that reveals the stories of the inspiring young women who were exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium while painting dials on watches — right here in Illinois.

Eventually the factories that once offered golden opportunities begin ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects and the women's cries of corruption. As the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the girls find themselves in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century.

Copies are available at the Adult Desk.

This discussion is free and open to all; no library card is required. Registration is recommended. RSVP on Meetup or online here, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library.