Bomb

The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 1596438614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 4517

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.

Bomb

The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596434872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 266

View: 8787

Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

The Port Chicago 50

Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596437960

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 8420

The Newbery Award-winning and National Book Award finalist author of Bomb presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

Which Way to the Wild West?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 1429964960

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 2425

History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.

Most Dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 159643953X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 9881

A 2015 National Book Award Finalist, reviewed in The Washington Post, as well as featured on the Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2015" list. From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Newbery Honor Book Bomb comes a tense, narrative nonfiction account of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America," and risked everything to expose a government conspiracy. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these files had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, including an attempt by Nixon to foil peace talks, these papers revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. The investigation--and attempted government coverups--that followed will sound familiar to those who followed the scandal surrounding Edward Snowden. A provocative and political book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 9781429951357

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 2573

Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is the winner of the 2011 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596439556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 5485

“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book A Washington Post Best Book of 2017 A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017 A Kirkus Reviews Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017 A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A 2018 VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin Instructional Unit

Newbery Honor Book, Steve Sheinkin's Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Author: Rachel Kovacs

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492126096

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 7719

This instructional unit provides activities and tests for the Newbery Honor Book, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin. This book contains standards and objectives, vocabulary exercises, 40 reading comprehension pages, 30 activity pages, a study guide, a multiple choice unit test, and answer keys. This book is best suited for teachers and home school parents of children between the ages of 13 - 18. Curriculum subjects included: English, World War II, and physics. The novel, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, is not included.

Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545532264

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 8509

A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd --and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.

The Atomic Bomb: A History Just For Kids!

Author: KidCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621075796

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

View: 738

Now, from time to time you might hear the term “nuclear bomb” used, while other times you may hear the term “atomic bomb”. What is the difference? Any bomb that uses tiny reactions inside the nucleus of a microscopic atom is, by definition, a “nuclear bomb”. However, the first nuclear bombs were much simpler than today’s bombs, which use multiple steps to produce their large explosions. The first nuclear bombs that were produced relied only on this special microscopic reaction in the atom and so are called “atomic bombs”; and it is this kind that we will be talking about. Find out about this exciting and complex period of time in this kid's book.

King George: What Was His Problem?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 9781250075772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 2276

KING GEORGE NEVER DID UNDERSTAND AMERICANS "Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them." What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" -- George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know. King George: What Was His Problem? is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Bomb

Author: Theodore Taylor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152061654

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3190

In 1945, when the Americans liberate the Bikini Atoll from the Japanese, fourteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu does not realize that the next year he will lead a desperate effort to save his island home from a much more deadly threat. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.

Literature and the Child

Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305642368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 8082

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Unbroken

An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385742525

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 1616

Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance.

Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250148928

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2383

WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids say “history is boring,” he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860—to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency . . . before everything spins out of control! Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler is the first chapter book in the Time Twisters series from acclaimed author Steve Sheinkin. Also check out Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean! This title has Common Core connections.

Children's Book of Philosophy

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465442502

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 6090

This fun and informative introduction to the history of philosophy and its key figures and movements, from stoicism to existentialism, is for any child asking "what is philosophy?" Questions like "who am I?", "why does the world exist?" and philosophical theories from Plato to Sartre are made easy to understand using clear examples, timelines, and at-a-glance facts. If your child is curious about the world and the thinkers who shaped it, the Children's Book of Philosophy is for them.

Two Miserable Presidents

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1429932740

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1897

May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE. That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to beat Sumner, and here the action in the book stops, so that Steve Sheinkin can explain just where this confrontation started. In the process, he unravels the complicated string of events – the small things, the personal ones, the big issues– that led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that threatened America's very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out. Two Miserable Presidents is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Shadow on the Mountain

Author: Margi Preus

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123787

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4183

Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Praise for Shadow on the Mountain STARRED REVIEWS "Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen’s adventures." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end." —School Library Journal, starred review "A closely researched historical novel... relates this wartime tale with intelligence and humor...Ms. Preus deftly uses together historical fact (Espen is based on a real-life spy) and elements of Norwegian culture to conjure a time and place not so terribly long ago." —The Wall Street Journal "Margi Preus, who won a Newbery honor for Heart of a Samurai, returns with another riveting work of historical fiction... This fine novel, which includes an author’s note, a timeline, a bibliography and even a recipe for invisible ink, is based on extensive research... The result is an authentic coming-of-age story, perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s classic, Number the Stars." —BookPage "The final chapters, which chronicle Espen’s dramatic escape to Sweden—days and nights of mountain skiing, Nazis in hot pursuit—take the book into adventure-thriller territory without losing the humanity that characterizes Preus’s account." —The Horn Book Magazine "Preus makes crystal clear the life imperiling risks that Espen undertakes and the danger to his family." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "As readers understand the risks that Espen took, they will want to learn more about this period. That Espen escaped to Sweden by traveling at night on skis with five different guides should intrigue them.” —Library Media Connection Awards VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2012 list 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award

The Soloist (Movie Tie-In)

A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

Author: Steve Lopez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2904

The inspiring true story that inspired the major motion picture The New York Times bestselling "unforgettable tale of hope, heart and humanity" (People) Journalist Steve Lopez discovered of Nathaniel Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles’s Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers’s music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy's life—only to find that their relationship would have a profound change on his own. “An intimate portrait of mental illness, of atrocious social neglect, and the struggle to resurrect a fallen prodigy.” (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down)