Random House Launches High School Pinterest Page for Educators
Discover, share and pin innovative ideas for your classroom and students with our new Pinterest page. Complete with thematic groupings of teachable topics and anniversaries, the page is an ideal resource for the 21st century teacher and is updated frequently with books and other materials. Click here to check it out!
2015 REVERE Award Finalists Announced
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice (Interactive Edition) and Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove: A Mystery with a Blinking, Beeping, Voice-Recording Gadget Glove You Can Build Yourself are both finalists for the 2015 REVERE Beyond the Classroom Awards.
The Beyond the Classroom competition "centers on products made for general fun, enjoyment, and stimulation used for informal learning and personal study." All entrants are subject to a rigorous evaluation process, which places emphasis on both professional educator analysis and feedback from product developers in the learning resource community to ascertain the finalists and winners.
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice (Interactive Edition), a finalist in the "Innovate" category, is being recognized as an original and creative classroom resource. The Interactive Edition contains the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations, hundreds of illustrations, and multiple interactive features. Watch to learn more.
Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove, a finalist in the "Play" category, is being recognized as a resource that specifically focus on learning through doing, allowing users to grow through imagination and exploration.
See a complete list of finalists here. Winners will be announced June 3rd at the Content in Context 2015 Conference.
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.
• 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.
• 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).
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here delivers a tale that is funny and fast-paced, laced
with hair-raising battle scenes and conspiracies; it also
touches on deeper ecological concerns we grapple with
today." —The Washington Post
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By Sarah Bird
. . . Revelations are at once heartbreaking and uplifting,
and reinforce an Okinawan expression uttered by many of
Birds' unforgettable characters: 'Nuchi du takara.' Life
is the treasure." —The Seattle Times
"[Has] immense teen appeal. . . . Teens will be
turning pages quickly." —School Library
By Neil Smith
first novel combines a school shooting and a whimsical
afterlife in a touching tale of what friendship and growing
up can mean. . . . The novel has an understated message
about gun control and bullying and is a fine portrayal
of Boo's emergence from the carapace of fear, distrust,
and solitude he grew for himself in his short life."
By Jodi Picoult
truly engaging read . . . Full of the deep characters
and multilayered story lines that have earned [Picoult]
a spot in many readers' hearts." —Library
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