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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Author Steve Sheinkin Fascinates Boys with Stories from History

On Monday, our seventh and eighth graders were treated to a visit by Steve Sheinkin, the author of several award-winning historical nonfiction books for young adults, including Bomb, Lincoln’s Grave Robbers, Most Dangerous, and The Port Chicago 50, which was on the boys' recent summer reading selection list.

Mr. Sheinkin spoke of his early efforts to forge a career as a filmmaker and, after that, how his tenure as a textbook writer piqued his interest in writing nonfiction about little known stories from American History.  The boys were fascinated by the subjects of his books, and his writing and research process, particularly how he organizes all of his research.

As Upper School Librarian Gwen Kaplan noted, "We were all sad when his time with us came to an end!" I am sure that this session with Mr. Sheinkin has sparked the curiosity of several of our boys into exploring compelling true stories of history, and perhaps even writing some of their own.

Our appreciation to the Saint David's Parents Association Author Series Committee for organizing these invaluable opportunities for our boys to interact with notable authors. 



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