Annotations for Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back!


Baker & Taylor
Middle-grader Adam Canfield, after being mugged by high school bullies for his snow-shoveling money, becomes the focus of major media attention just as his co-editors at The Slash are launching a contest to out bullies at their school.

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Baker & Taylor
When some high-school kids mug him for his snow shoveling money, middle-grader Adam Canfield, star reporter of The Slash, is embarrassed when the media shares his story and his co-editors plan a contest to "out" bullies in their school. 22,500 first printing.

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Random House, Inc.
The star reporter is caught up in a big scoop -- but this time it's about him -- in a savvy, engaging story that takes on school bullies and other tyrants.

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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