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Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, was a National Book Award finalist and received the 2014 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery, won both the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the YALSA award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon was a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War was a National Book Award finalist, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner. Sheinkin lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.

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Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

Mixed-Up History

Steve Sheinkin; illustrated by Neil Swaab
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

From nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin comes a hilarious new fictional chapter book series about two kids who must persuade Abigail Adams to play her part in history after she tires of life as First Lady in the White House.

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Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler
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Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

Mixed-Up History

Steve Sheinkin; illustrated by Neil Swaab
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

From nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin comes a hilarious new fictional chapter book series about two kids who must persuade Abraham Lincoln to play his part in history after Lincoln goes on strike.

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The Port Chicago 50
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The Port Chicago 50

Steve Sheinkin
Square Fish
Square Fish

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...

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Most Dangerous
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Most Dangerous

Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

From award-winning author Steve Sheinkin comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America," and risked everything to expose the government's deceit.

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Two Miserable Presidents
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Two Miserable Presidents

Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson
Square Fish
Square Fish

Get the feeling something big is about to happen? Welcome to the Civil War—one of the scariest, saddest, and occasionally wackiest stories in American History.

1856: Northern and Southern...

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King George: What Was His Problem?
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King George: What Was His Problem?

Steven Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson
Square Fish
Square Fish

What do the most famous traitor in history, hundreds of naked soldiers, and a salmon lunch have in common? They’re all part of the amazing story of the American Revolution.

Entire...

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Which Way to the Wild West?
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Which Way to the Wild West?

Steve Sheinkin, illustrated by Tim Robinson
Square Fish
Square Fish

History--with the good bits put back. Welcome to the thrilling, tragic, and downright wild adventure of America’s westward expansion.

1805: Explorer William...

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The Notorious Benedict Arnold
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The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Steve Sheinkin
Square Fish
Square Fish

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 biography, The...

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Bomb
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Bomb

Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook Press
Flash Point

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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