Free Film Screening for Educators
On Tuesday, April 7th Broadway Books and the Freedom Writers Foundation are hosting a free screening for educators of their forthcoming documentary "Stories from an Undeclared War." The event will include a book signing and comments by guest speaker Erin Gruwell, teacher and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, as well as light refreshments.
Space is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that children and students will not be admitted.
To RSVP, click here. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email with location and other details.
Sir Terry Pratchett Dies at 66
We are deeply saddened to announce that fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at age 66, after battling Alzheimer's disease for eight years. Best known for the Discworld series, the latest of which is Raising Steam, Pratchett wrote more than 70 books during a career that spanned over four decades. "The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay, Transworld's managing director. "As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humor and constant invention."
2015 Alex Awards
We are proud to announce that James A. Levine's Bingo's Run (Spiegel & Grau) and Andy Weir's The Martian (Broadway Books) were two of the ten titles awarded a 2015 Alex Award. Bestowed by the American Library Association, Alex Award winners are recognized as books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
For a complete list of past Random House winners, click here.
• Anne Moody
, author of Coming of Age in Mississippi
(Dell), died on February 5th at her home in Gloster, Mississippi at the age of 74. A classic autobiography of a young girl growing up poor and black in the rural South, Coming of Age in Mississippi
is required reading on school lists nationwide.
• Be sure to tune in and watch American Promise
, premiering on POV, the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, on Monday, February 3, 2014. Created and directed by Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michèle Stephenson, this documentary also ties into their new book Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life
(Spiegel & Grau).
• Sonia Nazario
, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother
, addressed the United Nations in New York City on June 25th, 2013 about how to better manage global migration as part of its Panel Discussion on International Migration and Development. Click here
to watch Nazario speak to the UN General Assembly (Nazario appears at 23:50).
• Millburn High School in New Jersey has selected Born to Run
for Millburn's Second Annual Big Read! All high school students will read the book this summer and the greater community is invited to participate. Author Christopher McDougall
will visit the campus in October, coinciding with a charity 5K that is currently being planned.
By Vicki Croke
book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants.
This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking
bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company
is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written."
Gruen, The New York Times Book Review
By Christopher McDougall
insights and provocative assertions throughout. . . .
Using examples and anecdotes spanning decades, the author
shows how ordinary people can display extraordinary heroism,
a quality not limited by age or gender. . . . [An] engaging
mix of World War II history, Greek mythology, endurance
training and spiritual self-help." —Kirkus
Emma: A Modern Retelling
By Alexander McCall Smith
confidence but no condescension in the relationship between
McCall Smith and Austen. He takes Jane's characters and
invites them warmly into our world. . . . Jane Austen
is incomparable, but if she were still with us, I can
see her hastily tucking away her handwritten notes and
extending her hand to Mr. McCall Smith." —The
By Rachel Swaby
just don’t get the encouragement they need and deserve
to pursue careers in science. Here's a handy book to help
encourage young women to put themselves on the scitech
path, with profiles of 52 women from Nobel Prize winners
to major innovators and more who have made a difference
in science." —Library Journal
By Mark Bomback and Galaxy Craze
Find books for independent
readers by ability level.
The Matheny Manifesto
By Mike Matheny and Jerry B. Jenkins
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