Happy National Poetry Month
Since its founding in 1915, Knopf has prided itself on publishing some of the finest poets of our time. And for more than twenty years, the imprint has celebrated National Poetry Month by sending out a free poem every day throughout April.
To sign up and receive a free poem a day in April as well as enter to win a poetry library, click here.
Penguin Random House Eighth Annual Author Event for NYC Educators
Calling all Tri-State Area Educators! You are invited to the Penguin Random House Eighth 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 10th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the event will feature eight authors who will each discuss and sign free copies of their book.
The featured authors are:
Lisa Damour, Ph.D., Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood;
Christopher Emdin, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education;
Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor's Tale: A Novel;
Nadia Lopez, The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World;
Mike Massimino, Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe;
Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers: A Novel;
Nancy Jo Sales, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers;
Tanya Lee Stone, Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time.
Click here for the official invitation. Click here to RSVP.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Noble Laureate, Dies at 87
Elie Wiesel, a survivor at Auschwitz and educator to millions about the horrors of Nazi concentration camps, died at the age of 87.
Mr. Wiesel served as a Humanities professor, authored dozens of books, and in 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. "Wiesel is a messenger to mankind," the Nobel citation said. "His message is one of peace, atonement and human dignity."
His first book Night, is an account of life in the Nazi concentration camps. Wiesel was the author of over 50 books, many of which remain in print with Schocken Books.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Movie Adaptation Announced
Oprah Winfrey is set to star in a movie adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the true story of how one woman's cells were harvested without her knowledge and used to create the first "immortal" human cells. Winfrey is teaming up with HBO Films and Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under and True Blood, to produce the feature-length adaptation. She will be portraying Deborah Lacks, who comes to discover the truth about her mother's cells and their immense contributions to the medical field.
• 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.
By Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood's novel, an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, is an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.
By Yaa Gyasi
"[L]eaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries, from mothers to daughters, fathers to sons." —The New York Times
By Esther Schor
Drawing upon a cache of personal letters undiscovered until the 1980s, Esther Schor brings this vital woman to life in all her complexity—as a feminist, a Zionist, and a trailblazing Jewish-American writer.
The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day
By James Kakalios
A fascinating guide to the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from our smart phones and digital "clouds" to x-ray machines and hybrid vehicles.
Man's Search for Meaning: Young Adult Edition
By Viktor E. Frankl
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Tinker Dabble Doodle Try
By Srini Pillay, M.D.
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