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Penguin Random House Ninth Annual Author Event for NYC Educators

Calling all Tri-state Area educators! You are invited to the Penguin Random House Ninth Annual Author Event for NYC Educators. Please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot; space for this event fills up quickly!

Held at the Penguin Random House building in midtown Manhattan on Monday, October 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the event will feature five authors who will each discuss and sign free copies of their book.

The featured authors are:

Dr. Rose Brock, Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration;
Kenneth C. Davis, In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives;
Nikhil Goyal, Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice;
Deborah Meier, These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Our Public Schools;
Sir Ken Robinson, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education.

Click here for the official invitation. Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Email teacherevent@penguinrandomhouse.com.


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Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards Support and Give Voice to NYC Students

On June 13, 2017, the annual Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards were held at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in Manhattan. Sponsored by the Penguin Random House Foundation, the awards, totaling $115,000 in scholarships, were presented to sixty-two New York City high school students. Since 1994, more than two million dollars have been awarded to students and their schools by Random House, and now Penguin Random House, through this awards competition for original poetry/spoken word, memoir, fiction, and graphic-novel compositions. The 2017 first-place winners are:

Christy Deng, Memoir, Edward R. Murrow High School
Madison Aubey, Poetry, Hunter College High School
Sophia Zhao, Fiction & Drama, Bronx High School of Science
Julissa Salas, Graphic Novel, Hostos Lincoln Academy
Quameek English, Spoken Word Poetry, Brooklyn Generation School


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book cover Wonder Woman: From the Big Screen to the Classroom

The box office results are in and it's no secret that Wonder Woman is the superhero of the summer with the release of the first film helmed by the classic character. Students (and teachers!) who can't get enough are in luck--we offer an extensive selection of books and graphic novels starring the Amazon princess. Take Diana's story from the screen to the classroom with Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1 and check out our Educator Guide featuring discussion questions, essay and project prompts, and a guide for close reading.

Click here for a full list of Wonder Woman titles from Penguin Random House and our client publishers.


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book cover Introducing IDW Publishing

We are pleased to announce that IDW Publishing has officially partnered with Penguin Random House Publisher Services as a new client. IDW Publishing is an industry-leading publisher of comic books and graphic novels. Their catalog includes some of the world's most popular entertainment brands such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and My Little Pony; award-winning editions of classic comics including the Artist's Edition line; and #1 New York Times bestsellers like Love Is Love and March, the first graphic novel ever to win the National Book Award.




news in brief

Dan Brown, the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels including The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Angels and Demons, and Inferno, is available to Skype with high school classes. Interested? Email us for more information. Opportunities are limited so please respond as soon as possible.

Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House Trade Paperbacks), recently spoke at the 2015 National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference in Boston, MA. Click here to watch a video clip of her talk.

Erin Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation (currently celebrating its 20th anniversary), recently hosted a symposium in Washington, DC to commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Day. For video and photos of the event, click here. For books by Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers, 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.




new books

Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It
By Larrie D. Ferreiro

Brothers at ArmsPulitzer Prize Finalist in History

The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England.


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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
By Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Were Eight Years in PowerIn this collection of essays, the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me reflects on Barack Obama's presidency, Donald Trump's election, and the role that race played in both.


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The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures

By Aaron Mahnke

The World of Lore: Monstrous CreaturesA fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series.


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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

By Scott Kelly

EnduranceA stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.




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independent readers


Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

By Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D.
Beyond Earth

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professional reading

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro
By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

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