Go Big Read Program: Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss

Radioactive Book Cover

This highly visual book depicts the Curies’ discovery of radioactive power. Through her writing, Redniss captures the complexity of the intersections between science, history, and biography. The images of the book were developed using a technique called “Cyanotype.”

Lauren Redniss Keynote Address

Lauren Redniss Photo at Keynote Speech at UW-Madison

Video of Lauren Redniss’s keynote address.

Transcript of Lauren Redniss’s keynote address.

Book Resources

Book Website

New York Public Library Exhibit

Go Big Read Research Guide: Radioactive

Book Discussion Questions

Lauren Redniss Interviews and Reviews

In the News

Read the Press Release about the book.