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BOMB author speaks at museum

Bomb author

On Tuesday, October 7 at 6  pm, the American Museum of Science and Energy will host award-winning author Steve Sheinkin. During his stay in East Tennessee, he will also present programs for students at Oak Ridge School and Jefferson and Robertsville Middle Schools. Mr. Sheinkin has published several books for children and teens. His titles include King George: What is His Problem? The Notorious Benedict Arnold, Lincoln’s Grave Robbers, The Port Chicago 50, and Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. During his presentations in Oak Ridge, he will primarily discuss his award-winning book Bomb. Published in 2012, Sheinkin’s book about World War II and the atomic bomb received numerous awards. Included in that list of honors are a Newbery Honor, a Sibert Medal, and a YALSA Award for Excellence in Non-fiction—all given by the American Library Association. Bomb was also recognized as a National Book Award finalist and received starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and Kirkus.

Bomb details how the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union were attempting to build the atomic bomb during WWII. Full of historical and scientific details, the book outlines how the US was able to succeed while the Nazis and the Soviets failed. In many ways, Bomb reads like a great spy novel or an “on-the-edge-of-your-seat” thriller–complete with tales of espionage, double agents, and saboteurs–only these events are not fictional. They actually happened during and shortly after WWII. Oak Ridge played an integral role in this true story. We are excited that Mr. Sheinkin will present a program about his book here in Oak Ridge.

Steve Sheinkin lives in New York with his family. You can learn more about him and his books from his website at:


BOMB by Steve Sheinkin

BOMB by Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin


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