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Rule Breakers: The Styrofoam Tray Incident

From the May/June 2020 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Breaking the Rules. Find more in the "Rule Breakers" series here....
      

Undefeated: Steve Sheinkin's 2017 BGHB Nonfiction Honor Speech

I always wanted to write a sports story, but it had to be the right one. That is, I wanted a story with edge-of-your-seat action, where you’re rooting so hard you shout at the page. But the story also had to be about something bigger, something more significant than the...
      

Review of Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Teamby Steve SheinkinMiddle School, High School    Roaring Brook    280 pp.1/17    978-1-59643-954-2    $19.99e-book ed.  978-1-59643-955-9    $9.99Football icon Jim Thorpe is the indisputable star of Undefeated, although other compelling narratives come into play, including those of the infamous...
      

Most Dangerous: Author Steve Sheinkin's 2016 BGHB NF Award Speech

First of all, I totally agree with what people have said tonight about how incredibly nice and supportive this community of writers is. At a recent book event, I got to sit next to the great cartoonist Roz Chast, and I wanted to say something, get some kind of conversation...
      

Review of Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret 
History of the Vietnam Warby Steve SheinkinMiddle School, High School   Roaring Brook   361 pp.9/15   978-1-59643-952-8   $19.99   gWithout a wasted word or scene, and with the timing and prowess of a writer of thrillers, Sheinkin takes on a spectacularly complex story — and makes...
      

Review of Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

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Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)While comprehensive in his synthesis of the political, historical, and scientific aspects of the creation of the first nuclear weapon, Sheinkin focuses his account with an extremely alluring angle: the spies....
      

Review of The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the 
Fight for Civil Rights

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The Port Chicago 50:Disaster, Mutiny, and the 
Fight for Civil Rightsby Steve SheinkinMiddle School    Roaring Brook    190 pp.1/14    978-1-59643-796-8    $19.99    ge-book ed.  978-1-59643-983-2    $9.99Sheinkin follows Bomb (rev. 11/12) with an account of another aspect of the Second World War, stemming from an incident that seems small in scope but whose...
      

Five questions for Steve Sheinkin

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Steve Sheinkin's young adult history books — including Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award finalist, and the winner of both the Sibert Award and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults)...
      

The Port Chicago 50: Author Steve Sheinkin's 2014 BGHB NF Award Speech

A few years ago I was researching a book on the making of the atomic bomb, and my brother-in-law Eric, who loves wacky conspiracy theories, as I do, hit me with a great one.“You know when the first atomic bomb was tested, right?” he asked.“Sure,” I said, falling into his...
      

Three nonfiction books

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        Bomb: the Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve SheinkinClaudette Colvin by Phillip HooseMarching For Freedom by Elizabeth PartridgeAcclaimed author Jean Fritz, innovator in children’s nonfiction (and biography in particular), has said: “Children don’t need a perfect picture. They need to...

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