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Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! (Adam Canfield of the Slash)

By Michael Winerip
$6.95
Book Details
  • Author: Michael Winerip
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • Published: 2009-08-11
  • Edition: Reprint
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"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

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 Adam’s 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.

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