Sheinkin, S. (2012). Bomb: The race to build-and-steal the world’s most dangerous weaopon. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
Bomb: The Race to Build-and-Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin is a thrilling account of history written for young adults. This novel is all about the nuclear bomb, World War II, and the ensuing arms race. This informational text is enjoyable for students of all ages because it presents difficult concepts in plain language. Throughout the novel Sheinkin thoroughly explains complex ideas such as fission, espionage, and the ethnics of war in ordinary language that is sure to intrigue the reader. This young adult novel also features copies of primary source pictures and documents about the related information making this great story all the more tangible for its readers. Bomb: The Race to Build-and-Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon accomplishes many goals. It is an exciting read for any student interested in the history of World War II or the atomic bomb. It also makes an easy to read resource for any student seeking in-depth information into the matter for projects or inquiries. Besides the history, this novel also makes the young adult reader aware of relevant issue in warfare today including the possibility of all-out nuclear war. Steve Sheinkin’s Bomb: The Race to Build-and-Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon goes above and beyond its call of duty to entertain its readers while informing them as well.