how much traffic is going to my site Author Michael Winerip to Visit Perrot's Book Clubs

Author and Columnist Michael Winerip

Perrot Library Young Critics' Favorite Books for Young Adults, 2003-2004

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Michael Winerip, author of Adam Canfield of the Slash, visited with YCC and Y2C2 on November 4th, 2005 to discuss his book. Mr. Winerip is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and noted author. He has spent more than 30 years reporting, and is currently a national education columnist for The New York Times. Adam Canfield of the Slash is his first book for younger readers. He is also the author of an award-winning adult non-fiction book, 9 Highland Road. Mr. Winerip lives in New York with his wife and four children.

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A little bit about the book:

Adam Canfield of the Slash, by Michael WineripLate for math club, late for jazz band, late for soccer-- Adam Canfield has to be the most overscheduled middle-school student in America. So when super-organized Jennifer coaxes him to be coeditor of The Slash-- Harris Elementary/Middle School's student newspaper-- Adam wonders if he's made a big mistake. Not only do editors get stuck with assigning stories (like an investigative report on the edibility of cafeteria food), but they also have to deal with annoying third-graders like Phoebe, always pushing for a front-page slot. But when Phoebe's article about Eddie the janitor leads to a much bigger scoop-- an eccentric woman's mysterious bequest to the school-- Adam and Jennifer rise to the challenge, risking their principal's wrath to uncover shocking secrets.

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