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Steve Sheinkin

Biography

Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book BOMB: THE RACE TO BUILD --- AND STEAL --- THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS WEAPON was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Books by Steve Sheinkin

by Steve Sheinkin - Biography, History, Sports, Young Adult 12+

Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

by Steve Sheinkin - Children's, History

That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to beat Sumner, and here the action in the book stops, so that Steve Sheinkin can explain just where this confrontation started. In the process, he unravels the complicated string of events --- the small things, the personal ones, the big issues --- that led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that threatened America's very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out. 

written by Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson - Children's, History

With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's WHICH WAY TO THE WILD WEST? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California --- all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.