The New York Times’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

The New York Times recently published their list “100 Best Books of the 21st Century.” We are pleased to announce that there are 49 titles published from Penguin Random House and its distribution clients included in this list. Browse our collection of Penguin Random House titles here. Browse the full list from The New York

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2024 Middle and High School Collections

The Penguin Random House Education Middle School and High School Digital Collections feature outstanding fiction and nonfiction from the children’s, adult, DK, and Grupo Editorial divisions, as well as publishers distributed by Penguin Random House. Peruse online or download these valuable resources to discover great books in specific topic areas such as: English Language Arts,

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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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