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Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.

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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


Our very precocious nearly-8 yr-old is very into science. His uncle's a physics prof. He was really into this book. But it was way to much for him to handle at his age and images of people dying have been stuck in his head...we should have known better.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 12+

Great for classrooms

There is also a literature unit based on this book for teachers. It is geared toward high school English or social studies classes and is based on Common Core standards. It can be found at Curriculum Aids or on Amazon.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence

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Sheinkin successfully turns these many-faceted historical events and ideas into a suspenseful story. For tweens and teens who are interested in World War II, science and/or the Cold War, this is a fascinating, edu-taining read full of information and insight.

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