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book cover Random House, Inc. Titles Chosen for 2008 Books for the Teen Age List

We're pleased to announce that 40 books from Random House, Inc.'s adult publishers have been chosen for this year's New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age List.

Books for the Teen Age has been published for teenagers in New York City since 1929. It is a browsing list of approximately 1000 book titles and is distributed in libraries of the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

Here's a selection of some of the books on this year's list:

For a full listing of titles from Random House, Inc. adult publishers on this year's list, download this PDF.

For a listing of all titles from Random House, Inc. adult publishers selected in the past, click here.


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book cover Helpful Hints for a Successful Common Reading Program

Common reading programs are already well established at the college level, and they're now becoming more commonplace at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Judith Turner, a social studies teacher in Florida, writes about her experiences in developing a common reading program at her school based around Susan Carol McCarthy's Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands. She discusses the outcome for her school's students, and also offers some helpful hints to help you start your own program.

Click here to read the full article from RHI Magazine: Promoting Active Citizenship.


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book cover Our 2007 NBCC Award Winners

Two Random House titles were voted winners of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle awards:

Nonfiction
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington (Doubleday)

Autobiography
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat (Knopf)

Every year the NBCC presents awards for the finest books and reviews published in English. Click here for a list of current and past winners and finalists.


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book cover Random House Publishing Group to Offer Individual Chapters for Sale Online

The Random House Publishing Group is launching a pilot project to sell individual chapters of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die online. This is believed to be the first time a major trade publisher has offered readers the opportunity to buy digitized sections of a book.

Made to Stick is a creative guide to communicating ideas effectively, and is an ideal candidate for this pilot program because each chapter offers valuable stand-alone lessons on the key principles that make messages "stick".

Its six chapters and Epilogue will are now available for $2.99 each at www.randomhouse.com/madetostick. The introduction and index will be available at no charge to those who buy at least one chapter.

Click here to download the Made to Stick teacher's guide.



news in brief

• In memoriam: Arthur C. Clarke.

• New teacher's guides are available for The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari and Gardens of Water by Alan Drew.

The Great Man by Kate Christensen wins the 2008 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction.


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