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Call Number: 623.4 SHE
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
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.
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About the Author
SLJ interviews Sheinkin on what inspired him to write the thrilling tale of the race to build the world's most dangerous weapon.
Horn Book interview Sheinkin with 5 questions on his inspiration for writing the book.
Sheinkin answers 5 questions on the truth of how a nuclear bomb can affect our future and how history is important for us to study.
National Book Foundations, Sophia Quintero, interviews Sheinkin on the way his research played into the writing process of the book.