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Rabbi Harvey Q and A

My very first book, even before I started writing nonfiction, was a graphic novel called The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey. I did three Harvey books – and still hope to do more some day. Meanwhile, here’s a quick video in which I answer some reader questions about the books and show how I draw the […]


A new writing exercise

While we’re all stuck at home… Here’s a short writing exercise I do a lot in schools – we take a scene from my book Bomb and write our own versions. Let me know how it goes!


Margaret A. Edwards Award!

When M.T. Anderson won this amazing honor last year, I teased him a bit for being old enough to win what is, sort of, a lifetime achievement award. Turns out I’m old enough too. I’ve said it many times, and I’ll say it many more – the only reason I get to do this great […]


New Review for Born to Fly!

Nice words from Booklist on my upcoming book, Born to Fly! “Sheinkin’s story-like narration puts readers right in the action, making them gasp and cheer along with the fliers… This book soars as it details these often overlooked figures from history.” [starred review]


Children’s History Book Prize Finalist Interview

The New York Historical Society has announced that Undefeated is one of four finalists for their 2018 Children’s History Book Prize! Readers can help choose the winner by voting – “polls” open the week of April 30. For now, here’s a really cool interview about the book – and you gotta love that they call […]


Undefeated and a lot of lists

It’s an honor to see Undefeated on the list of non-fiction finalists for the CYBILS – the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards for 2017! I think we’re in a sort of golden age of true stories, and it’s great to be a part of the action. Here’s the list of the finalists, along […]


On TV in Miami!

So here’s something new – me on TV! This was at the Miami Book Fair, and PBS did segments with the National Book Award finalists. I got fancy make-up and everything. And the host, Rich Fahle, was very well informed about the book and asked terrific questions.