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book cover 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.

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Terry Pratchett 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."

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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.

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School Library Journal "Best Adult Books 4 Teens" 2014 List

We are thrilled to see so many of our titles on the School Library Journal "Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2014" list. This annual roundup is compiled by Adult Books 4 Teens reviewers who take into account readability, the year's book trends and overall quality. Titles include:

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis
The Martian by Andy Weir

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of the Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

View the complete list here.

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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.

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Elephant Company
By Vicki Croke

Elephant Company"This 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." —Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review



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Natural Born Heroes
By Christopher McDougall

Natural Born Heroes"Compelling 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 Reviews


Emma: A Modern Retelling

By Alexander McCall Smith

Emma: A Modern Retelling"There's 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 Washington Post


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By Rachel Swaby

Headstrong"[W]omen 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


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