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a young adult specialist with the New York Public Library, Edward
T. Sullivan is now a school librarian in Knoxville, Tennessee,
and the series editor for Scarecrow Press Guides to Children's
and Young Adult Literature. Currently the president of the Knoxville
Writers Guild, he serves on the boards of Assembly on Literature
for Adolescents (ALAN) and the University of Tennessee Center
for Children's and Young Adult Literature. He also served on the
board of the Young Adult Library Services Association and on editorial
advisory boards of several professional journals.
has published more than two hundred articles, author interviews,
bibliographies, and reviews in such journals as The ALAN Review,
Book Links, Booklist, School Library Journal,
and Voice of Youth Advocates. In 2002, Scarecrow Press
published his Reaching Reluctant Young Adult Readers .
He is presently working on a critical biography of author Milton
Meltzer as well as a guide to Appalachian literature for children
solid researcher and bibliographer, Sullivan put together a comprehensive
Holocaust education resource guide for teachers and librarians
in 1999. Published by Scarecrow Press, it was called The Holocaust
in Literature for Youth.
first book for young adult readers, The Ultimate Weapon: The
Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb, available from Holiday House,
is a 2007 Parents' Choice Silver Honor award winner and is a 2008
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People and a 2008
NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12!
This book examines the scientific developments of the Manhattan
Project, the Nazi nuclear arms program, and the massive commitment
by the United States to win the nuclear arms race. From bus driver
to scientist to spy to president, the key personalities concerned
are examined, including Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer,
and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In this comprehensive book,
filled with nearly 100 arresting black-and-white photographs,
Sullivan offers a broad and compelling look at the who's, what's,
when's, where's, and why's of the making of the atomic bomb, as
well as its pronounced effects on our world today.
lives with his wife, Judy, and their three cats in Oak Ridge,
Tennessee, a city that played a major role in the building of
the first atomic bombs.