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Adam Canfield: Watch Your Back!

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Adam Canfield: Watch Your Back!

author: Michael Winerip

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Adam Canfield of the Slash

For overprogrammed middle-grader Adam Canfield, waking up to a snow day is a dream come true -- a chance to sleep late, put off planning the next issue of THE SLASH, and make some quick cash with his shovel. But the dream turns into a nightmare when some high-school kids mug Adam for his shoveling money. Then not only does the media blast the embarrassing story, but Adamís own co-editors plan a contest outing bullies at their school. In a second look behind the scenes at a middleschool newspaper, Michael Winerip deftly blends kid-friendly humor with some provocative issues, including the subtle effects of class and racism and the thrill that comes from speaking truth to power.

"Lots of laugh-out-loud humor, perfectly satirizing state tests, overzealous parents, and kids who are in danger of being enriched to death." -- SCHOOL AND LIBRARY JOURNAL (Ages 8-12)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$8.99 / $9.00
076366216X /  9780763662165
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Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
352 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
School & Education; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Michael Winerip is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist for the NEW YORK TIMES, he lives in Lido Beach, New York.
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