Bomb: The Race to Build
Newbery Honor. Moving from detective story to thrilling real-life spy story, Bomb tells about the race to build the world's most dangerous weapon. Marvelous retelling of the spy network and sabotage teams, of the Los Alamos top secret lab and the incredible collaboration behind the first atomic bomb. (The countdown to the Trinity explosion is one of the best examples of writing I've come across.) Superb.