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Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin

National Book Awards Finalist

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, NY.

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    Author Steve Sheinkin thanks the YALSA Committee for selecting THE NOTORIOUS BENEDICT ARNOLD as the winner of the 2011 YALSA Nonfiction Winner

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    Steven Sheinkin, author of Two Miserable Presidents: The Amazing, Terrible, and Totally True Story of the Civil War, King George: What Was His Problem? The Whole Hilarious Story of the Revolution, and Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion discusses his writing style.

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The Port Chicago 50

Steve Sheinkin

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base...

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Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest Revolutionary War heroes. Steve Sheinkin's accessible...

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Bomb

Steve Sheinkin

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...

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Which Way to the Wild West?

Steven Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson

History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to...

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