Glow

By Megan E. Bryant,

Book cover of Glow

Book description

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 Selection

Lydia is thrilled to join the working girls in the factory, where they paint luminous watch dials for the soldiers fighting in World War I. In the future, these girls will be known as the tragic Radium Girls: factory workers not only poisoned…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Glow as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

When I decided I wanted to read more and write about the Radium Girls, this was the only novel I could find featuring them. It is an accessible, young adult novel with a dual timeline. A contemporary young woman discovers a painting at a thrift shop that reveals glow-in-the-dark elements. The story of a fictional early dial painter is told alongside the struggle of the main protagonist in today’s world.

From Samantha's list on Radium Girls.

Want books like Glow?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 91 books like Glow.

Browse books like Glow

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in painting, New Jersey, and sisters?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about painting, New Jersey, and sisters.

Painting Explore 57 books about painting
New Jersey Explore 73 books about New Jersey
Sisters Explore 193 books about sisters