Books for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

In June we celebrate Pride Month, which honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan and highlights the accomplishments of those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) community, while recognizing the ongoing struggles faced by many across the world who wish to live as their most authentic selves. Here is

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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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Applications Open for the Pulitzer Center’s 1619 Education Impact Grant

Penguin Random House Education is pleased to share an opportunity for educators to bring The 1619 Project into their classrooms, through an exciting grant initiative from the Pulitzer Center.   Click here to learn more and for instructions on how to apply.    As an official education partner of The 1619 Project since its original publication in The

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NOW AVAILABLE: Teacher’s Guide for Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America

Penguin Random House Education is pleased to announce that a teacher’s guide for Poverty, by America by sociologist Matthew Desmond is now available. Click here to view and download this free educator resource, featuring discussion questions, classroom activities, prompts for further research, and more. The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty

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Breaking Through Author Katalin Karikó Awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Long before the search for a COVID-19 vaccine, the visionary, Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Karikó knew that an ephemeral and underappreciated molecule called messenger RNA could change the world. Karikó worked for more than three decades at her lab bench, in the single-minded pursuit of a breakthrough that would confirm her hunch: that mRNA could transform ordinary cells into tiny factories

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How an Afghan Girl Risked Everything for Education

Contributed by Malaina Kapoor, co-author of Defiant Dreams: The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education. A searing, deeply personal memoir of a tenacious Afghan girl who educated herself behind closed doors and fought her way to a new life, the book has received advance praise from Bill Gates, Sal Khan, and

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Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the freedom of the more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in Texas. The newly freed Black Americans observed Juneteenth as a celebration of freedom and

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FROM THE PAGE: An Excerpt from Heidi Roop, PhD’sThe Climate Action Handbook: A Visual Guide to 100 Climate Solutions for Everyone

We know that today’s children will bear the worst of the impacts of climate change in the years to come. We also know that millions of students across the United States are already missing classes due to natural disasters, which are only going to worsen with climate change. Building climate literacy in our young people

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FROM THE PAGE: An Excerpt from Anxiety Relief for Teens

More teens are dealing with anxiety than ever before.  From school work, social lives complicated by social media, college applications, extracurriculars, and endless bad new coming out day after day, teens need to find methods to help them succeed and thrive in the world.  In Anxiety Relief for Teens, Regine Galanti, PhD walks teenagers through many

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New Thematic Educator Guides: Teaching Poetry

Poetic voice, according to former U.S. Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, is an “artistic choice,” and in her 2019 TED-Ed Talk, she compelled students to “speak up.” The immense popularity of poetry slams, open mic nights, and other spoken word poetry events attests to the power of poetry to provide a platform for social commentary,

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Congratulations to our 2023 ALA Award Winners & Honorees

The American Library Association (ALA) announced their 2023 literary award winners and honorees during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. Below you can find a selection of Penguin Random House titles that were among the winners.   Explore the collection of award winners and honorees here.   Alex Award Solito True Biz A Lady’s Guide to

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