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The Radium Girls Book Review

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by ...
– The Radium Girls by Kate Moore –

The Radium Girls defines the meaning of strength and persistence. A biography that will show you how ruthless companies can be due to greed and to prove that you should always fight for what’s right. It was absolutely disgusting how the employers treated these girls and how they so easily ignored the seriousness of the situation. It was money over human life… And how unfortunate that we still deal with that issue to this day. But these women made history by fighting for change and risking it all in doing so. They paved the way for workplace safety and compensation, not for themselves, but to help others and future workers.

The content was very informative, eye-opening and the women were inspiring. It took some time to get used to the writing style and at times it was difficult to figure out who Moore was talking about. What I disliked the most was the dragged out death of Catherine Donohue, I understand it was laid out to show you the fight these women had in them but it could have been presented in a better time frame. Unfortunately, leading up to the ending, it became very slow and repetitive which was hard to read. I give it a 6 for educational content but the writing style lacked for me and at times was quite boring. 

Rating: 6/10
Reading Challenge: 10/30

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