A veteran journalist, essayist, and award-winning education writer, Linda K. Wertheimer has reported on national news events, including the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 space shuttle explosion over Texas. Her passion has always been to tell an intimate story about societal issues, as she did when she chronicled the struggles of a college freshman who was a top student at her low-performing inner-city high school but struggled socially and academically at a competitive state university. Linda aims to use her writing not just to make people think, but to prompt positive change in society.
Slated to be published by Beacon Press in summer 2015, Linda’s first book, FAITH ED, Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance, will focus on public schools’ ups and downs as they teach about world religions. The research for this project began practically in Linda’s backyard when she reported on a suburban school’s field trip to a Boston mosque that went awry.
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Author photo by Michael Benabib.