Northshire Saratoga: Steve Sheinkin and Nick Bertozzi - Bomb: The Graphic Novel

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Event date: 
Monday, January 30, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Join us in person in our Saratoga Springs, NY location!

The author and illustrator will discuss their riveting graphic novel adaptation of the award-winning nonfiction book for young readers, Bomb. This is the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation of the world's most dangerous weapon. 

"This terrific adaptation of a modern classic is sure to be a hit with young fans of Nathan Hale. Bertozzi's gorgeous and period-accurate illustrations bring the science and spycraft of Sheinkin's non-fiction World War II thriller vividly to life." — Rachel Person

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents.

In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin's award-winning nonfiction book is now available reimagined in the graphic novel format. Full color illustrations from Nick Bertozzi are detailed and enriched with the nonfiction expertise Nick brings to the story as a beloved artist, comic book writer, and commercial illustrator who has written a couple of his own historical graphic novels, including Shackleton and Lewis & Clark.

Accessible, gripping, and educational, this new edition of Bomb is perfect for young readers and adults alike.

Steve Sheinkin is the acclaimed author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories, including FalloutUndefeatedBorn to FlyThe Port Chicago 50, and Bomb. His accolades include a Newbery Honor, three Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, a Sibert Medal and Honor, and three National Book Award finalist honors. He 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 SalonLewis & Clark, and the New York Times bestselling Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey. Bertozzi has won two Harvey and has taught Cartooning at the School of Visual Arts since 2003. He lives in Queens, New York, with his wife and daughters.

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Bomb (Graphic Novel): The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon By Steve Sheinkin, Nick Bertozzi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Sheinkin, Nick Bertozzi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250206749
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 24th, 2023

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