Books on the Crisis in Ukraine

As students and teachers navigate these tumultuous times, the power of stories is more important than ever to teach about the past and give context to the present. To help make sense of the current crisis in Ukraine and foster meaningful discussions in the classroom, we’re sharing collections that address themes of war, communism, dictatorship, and the refugee experience.

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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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Tara Westover’s Special Message to Students (Educated, Now Available in Paperback)

Educated, now available in paperback, is an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. One of the most acclaimed books of our time, it has been taught in classrooms across the country and been selected for common

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NOW AVAILABLE: Books from The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning reframing of American history that placed slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. The project, which was initially launched in August of 2019, offered a revealing new origin story for the United States, one that helped explain not only the persistence of

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Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, and we are sharing books from AAPI creators to be read and celebrated by students all year long.   My Year Abroad My Year Abroad is an entertaining story of a young American whose life is transformed when a Chinese-American businessman suddenly takes him under his

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In The Water Defenders, Victory Reminds Us That Water Is More Precious Than Gold

Left: Robin Broad; right: John Cavanagh   In the early 2000s, many people in El Salvador were at first excited by the prospect of jobs, progress, and prosperity that the Pacific Rim mining company promised. However, farmer Vidalina Morales, brothers Marcelo and Miguel Rivera, and others soon discovered that the river system supplying water to

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WATCH: Firoozeh Dumas & Malaka Gharib in Conversation on Immigration, Representation & Empowering Students to Tell Their Own Stories

  Firoozeh Dumas, author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, and Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, sat down over Zoom for a conversation about their books, the value of representation, using humor and joy as teaching tools, and how positive change begins

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PRH Education Instructional Reading Libraries

PRH Education has collaborated with renowned literacy expert Laura Robb to develop Instructional Reading Libraries for middle school grades 6 to 8.  Part of the PRH Education Classroom Libraries portfolio these new Instructional Reading Libraries use the very best and latest authentic texts and are organized by genre. The titles in each library were selected

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PRH Education Independent Reading Libraries

PRH Education has collaborated with renowned literacy expert Laura Robb to develop Independent Reading Libraries for grades PreK – 8. Part of the PRH Education Classroom Libraries portfolio, these new Independent Reading Libraries are comprised of 350 fiction and nonfiction titles drawn from the award-winning, beloved, and groundbreaking books published across Penguin Random House. The

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World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations recognizes February 20th as World Day of Social Justice. This year’s theme is a Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy. Read more about the importance of social justice for peace and security in today’s world. We’ve provided a few books centered on social justice issues including disability justice, antiracism and

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How Success Academy Is Using DK’s History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day is a dynamic visual encyclopedia of world events that explores the fascinating story of the human race and more than 6 million years of global history. Mark Soriano, Leader MS and HS History Content, explains how Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City is

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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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