2012

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

By Steve Sheinkin

Current & Digital Publisher: Flash Point (Roaring Brook Press)

Reading Level: Ages 10 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Carrie Arcos for Out of Reach
  • Patricia McCormick for Never Fall Down
  • Eliot Schrefer for Endangered
  • Steve Sheinkin for Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

YPL Winner That Year: William Alexander for Goblin Secrets

Judges That Year: Judith Ortiz Cofer, Susan Cooper, Daniel EhrenhaftGary D. SchmidtMarly Youmans

The Year in Literature: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos won the Newbery Medal.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley won the Printz Award.

More Information: Steve Sheinkin used to be a history textbook writer. He saved up all the interesting stories he wasn’t allowed to put in the textbooks and they became the inspiration for Bomb, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, and many others.

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