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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An Interview with Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen, author of best sellers like Hoot, Flush, Scat, Chomp, Skink, and Squirm answered our questions about his latest book, Wrecker. You have written books for both adults and kids. What inspired you to become a writer, and what helped you decide that you wanted to write for a young reader audience?  Carl Hiaasen: I loved to read

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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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Resource Pack for New Teachers: Tips, Ideas, and Booklists to Help You Get Started in the Classroom

Calling all new teachers: welcome to your first official school year! To kick things off, we created the Resource Pack for New Teachers: Tips, Ideas, and Booklists to Help You Get Started in the Classroom (Grades 9-12). We asked a veteran educator to share some strategies and best practices she’s learned through her own classroom

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2023 Middle and High School Collections

The Penguin Random House Education Middle School and High School Digital Collections feature outstanding fiction and nonfiction from across Penguin Random House’s publishing divisions and distribution clients. Peruse online or download these valuable resources to discover great books in specific topic areas such as: English Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM, Authentic Spanish, and Professional Learning.

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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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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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Mental Health of Teen Girls

There has been a dramatic rise in poor mental health for teen girls over the past year. According to Reuters, “nearly three in five high school girls reported feeling sad or hopeless in 2021, representing a 60% increase over the past decade, and fared worse than boys of the same age across nearly all measures

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Celebrating 20 Years of Funny in Farsi: A Special Message from Author Firoozeh Dumas to Educators

Contributed by Firoozeh Dumas, author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America. 2023 marks the 20-year anniversary of the groundbreaking memoir, which has remained a classroom favorite for two decades.  When I was in high school, a major news outlet took a poll to find out the most unpopular country

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Announcing the Michelle Obama Award for Memoir

We are honored to announce the Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards’ Michelle Obama Award for Memoir. In recognition of Michelle Obama’s long-standing commitment to mentorship and education, as well as her inspiring leadership in encouraging young people to discover the power of telling their own stories, this award grants a college scholarship of $10,000 to one

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This Story Matters: An Intellectual Freedom Discussion with NCTE Affiliates

As the school year begins, teachers and students are facing challenges to their intellectual freedom like never before. From state legislation to executive orders to school district policies to administrator actions, book bans are at an all-time high, and teacher shortages are affecting every corner of the nation. But as a K-12 educator, you do

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Michelle Obama’s The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, Publishing November 15, 2022

We’re delighted to announce that Penguin Random House will publish former First Lady Michelle Obama’s The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, available November 15, 2022. In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly

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