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Danger, intrigue spice history for young readers

Saratoga Springs author nominated for National Book Award

Saratoga Springs author Steve Sheinkin was nominated for a National Book Award in the young adult category for his nonfiction work,  “Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.”
Saratoga Springs author Steve Sheinkin was nominated for a National Book Award in the young adult category for his nonfiction work, “Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.”
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The best review author Steve Sheinkin can get is from a child who thought history was boring until reading one of Sheinkin’s books. The former textbook writer brings history to life with what he calls “thriller nonfiction” — true stories so gripping they need no embellishment to keep a reader enthralled till the last page. “I’m always looking for stories that will grab young readers,” said Sheinkin, who lives in Saratoga Springs. “I’m always looking ...

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