Steve Sheinkin

Finalist, 2015 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2012 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2014 National Book Awards

Steve Sheinkin is the author of several histories for young readers, including Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, which was a 2012 National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature and a Newbery Honor Book, and The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence. 
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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin book cover, 2015
ISBN 9781596439528 Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War. More about this book >

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Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

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ISBN 9781596434875 Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press

This is the story of the plotting, risk-taking, deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. More about this book >

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

Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin book cover
ISBN 9781596437968 Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. More about this book >

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Steve Sheinkin reads at the 2012 National Book Awards Finalists Reading


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Steve Sheinkin reads from The Port Chicago 50 at 2014 NBA Finalists Reading

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Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the author of several histories for young readers, including Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, which was a 2012 National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature and a Newbery Honor Book, and The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence. The Port Chicago 50 won the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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