Bomb (Graphic Novel): The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon

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Roaring Brook Press
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6.11 X 8.46 X 0.58 inches | 1.13 pounds

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About the Author

Steve Sheinkin is the acclaimed author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers, including Bomb, Fallout, Undefeated, Born to Fly, and The Port Chicago 50. His accolades include a Newbery Honor, three Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, a Sibert Medal, and three National Book Award finalist honors. Sheinkin lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.

Nick Bertozzi has written and drawn many comics over the years, including Becoming Andy Warhol, The Salon, Lewis & Clark, and the New York Times bestselling Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey. Bertozzi has won multiple Harvey and Eisner awards, the highest honors in comics. He lives in Queens, New York, with his wife and daughters.

"[T]he author expertly juggles multiple plotlines to tell a coherent tale at breakneck speed... A heady whirl of science and spycraft made even more immediate (and frightening) by strong visuals." --Kirkus, starred review

"In this haunting, dramatic graphic novel, the original Sheinkin book about the Manhattan Project is seamlessly transformed into a new format." --The Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books, starred review

"Sheinkin's work of award-winning narrative nonfiction is here sharpened by the author's own graphic adaptation--and portrayed through Bertozzi's skillful cartooning." --Horn Book, starred review

"Sheinkin and Bertozzi take the story of one of the most significant events in recent world history and make it accessible to all readers, regardless of background knowledge." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Triumphant, thrilling and, at times, heartbreaking... [Bomb] offers an accessible way to learn about one of the most significant inventions in human history." --Shelf Awareness

"Sheinkin once again shows his versatility with this simple yet powerful format shift." --Booklist

[Makes] the complicated science and politics behind the development of the first atomic bombs understandable." --School Library Connection