top of page

Join us on our Radium Girls tour in

Ottawa, Illinois!

RG movie poster.png

If you are an FZ West High student or teacher, please click here to request access to the movie. The movie is also streaming on Netflix!

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

This school year, we are thrilled to be sponsoring our first-ever One Read initiative! FZ West High, along with the other FZ high schools and Liberty High School in the Wentzville School District are teaming up to make this program possible. Using the book The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, we seek to:

  • Connect our school and greater communities through a shared reading experience

  • Offer a chance for multiple subject areas to connect learning to a common book

  • Promote/foster literacy, particularly the reading of nonfiction

  • Connect the experiences of the dial-painters to that of local residents impacted by the dumping of nuclear waste in North St. Louis and Weldon Spring

  • Connect our school community to people and resources at/through the public library


You can choose to read or listen to the digital book through FZ's Sora app or the public library's Hoopla app (you'll need your public library card). No time to read some of the chapters? No problem. You can listen to the summaries we've recorded for each chapter. We've also compiled tons of resources to complement the book and built a timeline to pace you. 

Although our official read-together ended on December 18, 2020, our resources and pacing guide will remain available.


Let us know if you're reading Radium Girls by tagging #radiumgirlsoneread on social media!


  • Click the icon above to begin

  • Create an account by clicking on "Register an individual or family"

  • Click on the "Register" button next to the "One-Read Radium Girls" challenge

  • Just for signing up, you are entered into a drawing to win a $20 Target gift card!

  • Complete activities to earn points for chances to win prizes


Click here to visit the public library's Radium Girls One-Read page for fascinating articles, readalikes list, documentaries, movies, and podcasts.

bottom of page