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Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes is the author of the bestseller Ultramarathon Man, 50/50, RUN!, The Road to Sparta, and A Runner's High. TIME Magazine named him one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," and he has been featured in Runner's World, People, GQ, Wired, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He's also appeared on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, ESPN, NPR's Morning Edition, and the BBC. Karnazes is Greek-American and has twice carried the Olympic Torch.


Books for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Every May we celebrate the rich history and culture of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Browse a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction books by AANHPI creators that we think your students will love. Find our collections of titles here: Middle School High School

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PRH Education High School Collections

All reading communities should contain protected time for the sake of reading. Independent reading practices emphasize the process of making meaning through reading, not an end product. The school culture (teachers, administration, etc.) should affirm this daily practice time as inherently important instructional time for all readers. (NCTE, 2019)   The Penguin Random House High

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PRH Education Translanguaging Collections

Translanguaging is a communicative practice of bilinguals and multilinguals, that is, it is a practice whereby bilinguals and multilinguals use their entire linguistic repertoire to communicate and make meaning (García, 2009; García, Ibarra Johnson, & Seltzer, 2017)   It is through that lens that we have partnered with teacher educators and bilingual education experts, Drs.

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PRH Education Classroom Libraries

“Books are a students’ passport to entering and actively participating in a global society with the empathy, compassion, and knowledge it takes to become the problem solvers the world needs.” –Laura Robb   Research shows that reading and literacy directly impacts students’ academic success and personal growth. To help promote the importance of daily independent

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Read an excerpt from Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man: Revised and Updated

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner helped introduce the world to ultramarathoning. Now, after three decades of running ultramarathons across the globe, Karnazes is still going strong. This updated and revised edition includes an afterword full of the lessons he’s picked up along the way.  My earliest childhood recollection is running home from kindergarten. I

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