Class-Set Giveaway Contest!
Looking to add new books to your curriculum, but lack the budget? Knopf Doubleday wants to help!
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is offering teachers grade 7-12 the opportunity to win a class set (up to 40 copies) of the book of their choosing*, which will be donated to their classroom in early 2014. Complete the online entry form, and tell us which of our books from our High School lists you would love to teach in your classroom and why. Twenty winners will be chosen.
Deadline: All entries must be received by January 15th, 2014.
*The book selected must be published by one of the following Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group imprints: Knopf, Doubleday, Pantheon, Schocken, Vintage, or Anchor (Everyman's Library editions are not eligible for this giveaway.)
Now Available: Videos from the Fifth Annual Author Event for NYC Educators
On Friday, June 28th, 2013, Random House hosted its Fifth Annual Author Event for NYC Educators in its midtown NYC headquarters. The event was attended by 200+ K-12 educators, school librarians, and college professors/administrators. A PDF of the event program may be viewed here.
We are happy to announce that videos from the event are now available for all to view on the Random House Common Reads YouTube channel. Event photos may be found on the Random House High School Facebook page.
For your convenience, here is a list of the featured speakers with links to video of their talks (in order of presentation):
David Liben (Video), Student Achievement Partners
Chris Pavone (Video), author of The Expats: A Novel (Broadway Books)
Adele Griffin (Video), author of Loud Awake and Lost: A Novel (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Emily Bazelon (Video), author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House)
Carlin Flora (Video), author of Friendfluence: The Surprising Way Friends Make Us Who We Are (Anchor)
Byron Hollinshead (Video), editor of I Wish I'd Been There: Volumes & II (Anchor)
Kimberly N. Parker (Video), speaking on A Time to Break Silence (Beacon Press)
• 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.
• Susan Cain, author of the bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
(Crown), has won the prestigious Golden Gavel award. The award, presented annually by Toastmasters International
, is given to an individual distinguished in the fields of communication and leadership. Cain will accept the award at a dinner in her honor, held during Toastmasters' annual convention August 23rd in Cincinnati, OH.
• Is your high school classroom going digital? We're pleased to announce that titles by Sandra Cisneros
are now available in ebook format! This includes both English and Spanish-language editions of The House on Mango Street
, and English-language editions of Loose Woman: Poems
and Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories
Home: Special Illustrated Edition
By Bill Bryson
fascinating excursion into the history behind the place
we call home—now richly illustrated with more than
three hundred images.
"A personal compendium of fascinating facts, suggesting
how the history of houses and domesticity has shaped our
lives, language, and ideas." —The New York
Review of Books
from Among the Bones
Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up
version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries
you fell in love with as a child." —The San
By Alan Bradley
"The precocious and irrepressible
Flavia . . . continues to delight."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
By Carl Sagan
retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring
such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian
hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun,
the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals
who helped to shape modern science.
Child of Vengeance
By David Kirk
by the true story of sixteenth-century samurai Musashi
Miyamoto, this rich, absorbing novel follows one young
man's coming of age at a crucial turning point in Japanese
"Bravo! The keenest and most vivid evocation of
the inner life of the East since James Clavell's Shogun."
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