Youth Media Award Winner: Steve Sheinkin


The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Among the winners was Steve Sheinkin, who earned the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children: Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.

The book is published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press. 

In this video interview, Sheinkin talks about "Bomb" and muses about libraries.

He says, "I always loved going to the library as a kid and collecting as many books as I could. And it could be any subject, that's what was great about the library was going there and getting a stack of books from all different subjects.

"I especially loved true stories, that also you know, blended into historical fiction. I loved that. Mutiny on the Bounty, The Great Train Robbery, books like that...they took a real historical event and turned it into a thriller. Those were the books that excited me the most, so it's always fun to go look see what I can find like that."

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