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National Book Awards Finalist
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Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781596434875272 Pages, Ages 10-14
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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.
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, Washington Post Best Books of the Year, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award ML, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List, National Book Awards Finalist, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, VA Jefferson Cup Winner (Older Readers), Virginia Jefferson Cup Winner (Older Readers), Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List, Newbery Honor Book, OR Battle of the Books Master List, BCCB Recommended Title, Robert F. Sibert Award - Medal, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, ME Cream of the Crop Master List, Maine Student Book Award Master List, TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Kansas William Allen White Award Master List, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade, National Science Teacher's Association-CBC, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, Iowa Teen Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List
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...