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As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously...
"When thrift-store aficionado Julie discovers a series of antique paintings with hidden glowing images that are only visible in the dark, she uncovers a century-old romance and the haunting true story of the Radium Girls"--Provided by publisher.
"Now adapted for young readers! The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the "wonder drug" radium and their struggle for justice"--
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