Author Kate Moore will appear at Concordia College New York’s long-running Books & Coffee series to discuss her book, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestseller, Kate Moore’s The Radium Girls reads like a true-crime story. It’s a riveting account of the young women who held coveted, high-paying factory jobs during the first World War, painting watch faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. These “shining girls” working with a popular new wonder element were considered lucky – until radium poisoning took hold with gruesome, often fatal results. Their brave battle for workers’ rights against corporate corruption and medical malfeasance resonates to this day.
Free of charge and open to the public, Books & Coffee is one of Concordia College’s most popular series, bringing in well-known authors to give readers deep insight into books of the moment. Kate Moore has appeared on NPR, the PBS News Hour, BBC Radio and numerous news outlets, and Concordia is thrilled to welcome her to campus.
Books & Coffee: Kate Moore, The Radium Girls
Monday, October 15, 7:30 PM
Concordia College New York
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
This event free of charge and open to the public; please register here.