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Steve Sheinkin


Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several exciting books on American history for young adults. His 2012 title BOMB: THE RACE TO BUILD AND STEAL THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WEAPON, was awarded a Newbery Honor, won the Sibert Medal, the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His book THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD won both the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. Steve lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Steve Sheinkin

Books by Steve Sheinkin

by Steve Sheinkin - Children's, History

Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, it revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicans claiming to represent their interests. A provocative book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, MOST DANGEROUS further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction.

by Steve Sheinkin - Children (Ages 9-12), Children's Nonfiction
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors and critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks. 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions changed. This is a fascinating story of prejudice against black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II.
by Steve Sheinkin - Children's, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller

In October of 1775, Secret Service agents raid the workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. When Boyd is arrested, members of his counterfeiting ring gather to discuss a plan to get him out of jail. Their plan: to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln and demand Boyd's release as ransome. Will it work?

written by Steve Sheinkin with illustrations by Tim Robinson - Children (Ages 9-12), Education, Historical , History, Social, Young Adult 10+

Steve Sheinkin 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 with illustrations by Tim Robinson - Children (Ages 9-12), Education, History, Young Adult 10+

This book is full of utterly interesting, anecdotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born"); close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" --- George Washington) and action.