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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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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New High School Thematic Educator Guide: Contemporary and Classic Pairings

When students read classic and contemporary texts together, they use high-level thinking to determine similarities and differences in style, structure, and essential truths. Paired texts provide relevance and open entry points to new ideas and cultures. This guide pairs the following books: This Is My America and To Kill a Mockingbird Lessons in Chemistry and

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Tommy Orange’s Transformative Bronx High School Visit

“Tommy’s gonna be in the city next week to promote his new book! We have to invite him here!” And so began an email inviting Knopf author Tommy Orange to visit Millennium Art Academy in the Bronx. The email originally came into the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau inbox. The inbox is inundated with fan mail, the-opposite-of-fan-mail,

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Author Julio Anta Visits Multilingual Educators Event

On January 8th a group of over twenty middle and high school New York City educators had the opportunity to meet and learn from Julio Anta, author of Sí, Se Puede (Ten Speed Graphic). The event was hosted by PRH Education at the Penguin Random House headquarters as part of a professional development training cohort

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Books for Summer Reading

Reading over the summer months helps students foster a love for independent reading and keeps their literacy skills strong. We’ve curated collections of fiction and nonfiction books including inspiring life stories, action-packed adventures, graphic novels, and more to give students the opportunity to recharge after a busy school year and read for fun. Browse our

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Congratulations to our 2024 ALA Award Winners & Honorees

The American Library Association (ALA) announced their 2024 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  Bad Cree Chain Gang All Stars I

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Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

As of July 1st, 2023, Penguin Random House’s Open License program ended, but we have a new program to better serve students, educators, and librarians, keeping many of the elements and ease of requesting permission to record and share read-aloud and story time events. Shaped by educator and librarian feedback from over the past two

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The New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2023

The New York Public Library has announced its Best Books of 2023. Curated by NYPL librarians and staff, these are their top annual recommendations for kids, teens, and adults, including nonfiction, fiction, graphic novels, poetry, and books in Spanish. All of the books are available in the Library’s catalog. Below is a selection of Penguin Random

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FREE WEBINAR! Transform the High School ELA Classroom with Choice Reading

Join us for a free webinar on Monday, January 22nd from 3:00pm-4:00pm EDT. As educators, we know the value of literacy and the importance of creating a reading culture for students. However, many of our high school students haven’t become readers or do not see themselves as readers due, in no small part, to the books

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