The Longer Bio: Linda K. Wertheimer often has to explain that she is a journalist, but that she’s not the Other Linda, the one of NPR’s All Things Considered fame. This Linda, the one with the K., started writing professionally at age 16 when she penned a silly feature about foreign students visiting the zoo for her hometown daily in Findlay, Ohio. Now a freelance writer and part-time journalism professor at Boston University and instructor at Grub Street in Boston, she is also an author. Her first book, FAITH ED, Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance, will be published on Aug. 18, 2015, by Beacon Press. The book chronicles public schools’ efforts to teach about the world’s religions in several regions of the country. The book stems from a Boston Globe Magazine cover story she wrote about Wellesley Middle School’s challenges after it faced controversy for taking children on a field trip to a mosque.
Her expertise includes writing about parenting, education, and religion. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Short Bio: Linda K. Wertheimer is the author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press, August 2015). A veteran journalist, she is the former education editor of The Boston Globe. She was a 2014 finalist in the Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellowship awards for an excerpt from Faith Ed. She teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston and also has taught journalism part-time at Boston University. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.
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