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National Book Awards Finalist
Newbery Honor Book
Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781596438613272 Pages, Ages 10-14
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 race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.
Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature.
Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title.
Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.
Washington Post Best Books of the Year, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Robert F. Sibert Award - Medal, National Book Awards Finalist, Kansas William Allen White Award Master List, Virginia Jefferson Cup Winner (Older Readers), Iowa Teen Award Master List, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade, TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner, Newbery Honor Book, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award ML, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, OR Battle of the Books Master List, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Maine Student Book Award Master List, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML
HARRY GOLD WAS RIGHT: This is a big story. It's the story of the creation—and theft—of the deadliest weapon ever invented. The scenes speed around the world, from secret labs to commando raids to street-corner...