Please join us on Monday, April 22nd at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The April selection is The Radium Girls: The Dark History of America’s Shining Women – Kate Moore
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 ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.
This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes. We invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UPCOMING BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS:
May 20th – There, There – Tommy Orange
June 24th – The House of Broken Angels – Luis Alberto Urrea
July 22nd - Crazy Brave – Joy Harjo
August 26th - The Sun Does Shine – Anthony Ray Hinton
September 23rd – Unbowed – Wangari Maatha
October 28th – Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver
November 25th - Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari