The Bomb

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Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995 - Atomic bomb - 197 pages
It is 1946, a year after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and World War II is over. But the U.S. government has decided that further tests of atomic bombs must be conducted. Bikini Atoll is chosen for the testing site, so the people who have lived there for generations must be relocated for two years. Sixteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu believes the Americans are lying and that it will never be safe for his people to return. He must find a way to stop the first bomb before it is dropped . . . even if that means risking his own destruction. This chilling novel is based on the true story of atomic weapons testing at Bikini Atoll in the western Pacific Ocean. “A haunting, soundly researched work.”--Publishers Weekly

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A quick read with a straightforward style that lets the horror of the events speak for ? themselves. ? We learn about Sorry's culture, come to care for his family and community, and then find out that ... Read full review


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Sorry Rinamu, 14, is happy to see the end of the Japanese occupation of his people's island of Bikini. But in the aftermath of Hiroshima, the US military wants to test the atomic bomb further and have ... Read full review

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THEODORE TAYLOR (1921-2006), an award-winning author of many books for young people, was particularly known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. His books include the bestseller The Cay, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Air Raid - Pearl Harbor!, Ice Drift, The Maldonado Miracle, and The Weirdo, an Edgar Award winner for Best Young Adult Mystery.

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