Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, was a National Book Award finalist and received the 2014 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery, won both the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the YALSA award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon was a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War was a National Book Award finalist, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner. Sheinkin lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.
Finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young
A National Book Award Finalist
Selected for the 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List "Lively, detailed prose rooted in a tremendous amount of research, fully documented. . . Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Sheinkin has done again what he does so well: condense mountains of research into a concise, accessible, and riveting account of history. . . [This book] will keep readers racing forward." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Powerful and thought-provoking." --Booklist, starred review "Fast-paced and fascinating. . . backed up by meticulous research." --VOYA, starred review Thoroughly researched, thoughtfully produced, and beautifully written . . . a timely and extraordinary addition to every library. --School & Library Journal, starred review Immediate and compelling . . . Here, [Sheinkin] has outdone even himself. --Horn Book, starred review A thrilling ride.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Sheinkin's most compelling one yet. --The Washington Post Young people in the United States are growing up in a vastly changed world, one where endless war and all-pervasive surveillance is a matter of course. 'Most Dangerous' will help them understand how it has become so.--The New York Times Book Review