The First World War rages, and hundreds of young women toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. These “shining girls” are counted lucky, until they begin to fall ill. As the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, their hopes and dreams crumble in one the biggest scandals of America’s 20th century, which soon becomes a landmark battle for worker’s rights. “Kate Moore vividly depicts the female factory workers whose courage led to a revolution in industrial safety standards,” says Nathalia Holt. “In describing their heart wrenching struggles and bittersweet triumphs, Moore delivers an intimate portrait of these pioneers. Uplifting and beautifully written, The Radium Girls is a tribute to the strength of women everywhere." Kate Moore is a Sunday Times bestselling writer and the director of a critically acclaimed play about the Radium Girls called These Shining Lives.