(Before Julie Callahan came to the house at 9 Highland Roa...)
Before Julie Callahan came to the house at 9 Highland Road in Glen Cove, New York, she had spent a good part of her young life in mental hospitals, her mental and emotional coherence nearly destroyed by a childhood of sexual abuse. Fred Grasso, a schizophrenic, had lived in a filthy single-room occupancy hotel. At 9 Highland Road they and their housemates were given a decent alternative to lives in institutions or in the streets. It was a place in which some even found the chance to get better. This perfectly observed and passionately imagined book takes us inside one of the supervised group homes that, in an age of shrinking state budgets and psychotropic drugs, have emerged as the backbone of America's mental health system. As it follows the progress and setbacks of residents, their families, and counselors and notes the embittered resistance their presence initially aroused in the neighborhood, 9 Highland Road succeeds in opening the locked world of mental illness. It does so with an empathy and insight that will change forever the way we understand and act in relation to that world.
("Between laughs, readers will be prompted to think — abou...)
"Between laughs, readers will be prompted to think — about what constitutes truth, how the media massages it, and the importance of ethics, fairness, and getting the facts right." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) Adam Canfield has to be the most overprogrammed middle-school student in America. So when super-organized Jennifer coaxes him to be coeditor of their school newspaper, THE SLASH, he wonders if he’s made a big mistake. But when a third-grader’s article leads to a big scoop, Adam and his fellow junior journalists rise to the challenge of receiving their principal’s wrath to uncover some scandalous secrets. From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and NEW YORK TIMES columnist comes a funny, inspiring debut that sneaks in some lessons on personal integrity — and captures the rush that’s connected to the breaking of a really great story.
("Lots of laugh-out-loud humor, perfectly satirizing state...)
"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) 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.
(Raising money to resurrect the banned school paper brings...)
Raising money to resurrect the banned school paper brings Adam in contact with some quirky characters in this sharp, funny novel starring the ace middle-grade reporter. (Ages 8-12) A "dirty" school election, suspicious state test scores — Adam Canfield and his star reporters are chasing some red-hot leads. There’s only one glitch: the school board has shut down THE SLASH for exposing the town’s most powerful family, and now the staff has to find a way to publish it themselves. Enter the Ameche brothers: two goofy kid entrepreneurs with a knack for refurbishing junk — and a talent for selling ads — but a shaky command of journalistic ethics. What’s worse, Adam hasn’t a clue why his coeditor, Jennifer, is suddenly acting weird. . . . With kid-friendly humor and a touch of budding romance, this new adventure revisits a winning cast of characters — and the excitement that comes from uncovering a really great story.
Michael Winerip attended Harvard University, graduating from it in 1974.
Mr. Winerip worked at The Miami Herald from 1978 to 1982, before joining The Times. He was a correspondent for The Rochester Times-Union from 1974 to 1976 and for The Louisville Courier-Journal from 1976 to 1978.
During his more than three decades at the paper, he has held most every job in the newsroom and has written five different columns — Our Towns, On Sunday, On Education (three times), Parenting and Generation B. In 2012, he created the Booming blog, an online feature focusing on the post-World War II baby boom generation.
Michael Winerip was a reporter and editor for the paper’s extensive series “How Race Is Lived in America".
Michael Winerip was the national education columnist for The Times, a role he had previously held twice before, from 2002 to 2006 and in the early 1990s.
Mr. Winerip is the author of “9 Highland Road: Sane Living for the Mentally Ill,” a nonfiction book about a successful community mental health program, published in 1994. Also he wrote a three-book series of children’s novels about the world’s greatest middle school newspaper: “Adam Canfield of the Slash” in 2005, “Adam Canfield Watch Your Back” in 2007 and “Adam Canfield The Last Reporter” in 2009”.
(Before Julie Callahan came to the house at 9 Highland Roa...)1994
("Between laughs, readers will be prompted to think — abou...)2005
(Raising money to resurrect the banned school paper brings...)2009
("Lots of laugh-out-loud humor, perfectly satirizing state...)2007
Quotes from others about the person
““The Big Truth is that principals work a million hours in the most primitive conditions and don't get paid a fraction of what they're worth."-Mrs. Marris”
Michael Winerip is the father of four grown children and lives in suburban New York with his wife Sandy Keenan, who is also a journalist.