Authors Speak Series: Steve Sheinkin




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Steve Sheinkin is the former history textbook writer and current award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, most recently Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.
Bomb is a multiple award winner: it was selected as a Newbery Honor Book in 2013. Sheinkin’s true story of the atomic bomb’s inception was also awarded both the ALA’s Robert F. Sibert Medal for “most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year” and the Young Adult Library Service Association’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. It was also a 2012 National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Literature.
His book The Notorious Benedict Arnold won both the 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for non-fiction. Steve lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

About BOMB: In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.