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By Kayleigh Voss | October 22 2018 | First-Year Reading General

 Penguin Random House Author Events at the 38th Annual First-Year Experience® Conference

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Clemantine Wamariya

Casey Gerald

Abdi Nor Iftin

Scott Harrison

Zachary Wood

A Memoir
978-0-399-59050-4
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Biography & Autobiography - Religious
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Selected for Common Reading at: 
$28.00 US
Feb 20, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
352 Pages
Random House
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

A Story of War and What Comes After
978-0-451-49532-7
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Social Science - Refugees
History - Africa - General
A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of the imagination to save us
$26.00 US
Apr 24, 2018
5 x 8
Hardcover
288 Pages
Crown
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

A Memoir
978-0-7352-1420-0
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Social Science - Discrimination & Race Relations
Social Science - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY KIRKUS REVIEWS "Somehow Casey Gerald has pulled off the most urgently political, most deeply personal, and most engagingly spiritual statement of our time by just looking outside his window and inside himself. Extraordinary." - Marlon James "Staccato prose and peripatetic storytelling combine the cadences of the Bible with an urgency reminiscent of James Baldwin in this powerfully emotional memoir." - BookPage The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart--a generation searching for a new way to live.
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Oct 02, 2018
6 x 9
Hardcover
400 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist
978-0-385-54286-9
Political Science - Political Ideologies - Nationalism & Patriotism
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Social Science - Discrimination & Race Relations
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind
$26.95 US | $35.95 CAN
Sep 18, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Doubleday
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Novel
978-1-5247-6355-8
Fiction - Literary
Fiction - Family Life - General
Fiction - Cultural Heritage
The inaugural acquisition for SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a masterful portrait of a family caught between two cultures, and a resonant story of faith, tradition, identity, and belonging from a gifted young storyteller.
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Jun 12, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
400 Pages
SJP for Hogarth
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Losing and Finding Race in America
978-0-14-313138-0
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
Social Science - Discrimination & Race Relations
"Captivating... [a] heartfelt account of how newcomers carve a space for themselves in the melting pot of America." --Publishers Weekly A first-generation immigrant's "intimate, passionate look at race in America" (Viet Thanh Nguyen), an American's journey into the heart of not-whiteness.
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Aug 28, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
224 Pages
Penguin Books
World

978-0-670-01210-7
Young Adult Nonfiction - Poetry
Young Adult Nonfiction - Girls & Women
Young Adult Nonfiction - Social Topics - Sexual Abuse
A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!
$17.99 US | $23.99 CAN
Mar 12, 2019
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & Up
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Memoir
978-1-5247-3219-6
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Social Science - Emigration & Immigration
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
The incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia who escapes to America—first by way of the movies; years later, through a miraculous green card.
$26.95 US | $35.95 CAN
Jun 19, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Knopf
World

A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
978-1-5247-6284-1
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Social Science - Poverty & Homelessness
Business & Economics - Entrepreneurship
From the founder of the world-renowned nonprofit "charity: water," and one of Fast Company's "most creative people in business," a narrative about redemption, second chances, and the transformative power in all of us.
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Oct 02, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
Currency
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
978-0-399-59085-6
Science - Environmental Science
Medical - Public Health
Social Science - Sociology - Urban
"It is one thing to point out a problem. It is another thing altogether to step up and work to fix it. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a true American hero." --Erin Brockovich
$18.00 US | $24.00 CAN
Feb 05, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
384 Pages
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging
978-0-8129-8750-8
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Social Science - Emigration & Immigration
Social Science - Anthropology - Cultural & Social
"Smart, searching . . . Meditating on our ancestors, as Wagner's own story shows, can suggest better ways of being ourselves." --Maud Newton, The New York Times Book Review
$18.00 US | $24.00 CAN
Jan 08, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
352 Pages
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity
978-0-525-54112-7
Social Science - Discrimination & Race Relations
Political Science - Civil Rights
Education - Student Life & Student Affairs
An eye-opening exploration of race in America
$25.00 US | $34.00 CAN
Apr 02, 2019
7-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
400 Pages
TarcherPerigee
World

My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America
978-1-5247-4245-4
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Social Science - Sociology - General
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Rooted in his own powerful personal story, twenty-two-year-old Zachary Wood shares his dynamic perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions--in a world that sorely needs to learn to listen.
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Apr 16, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Dutton
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South
978-1-59051-860-1
Social Science - Criminology
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Social Science - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
A rare first-person account that combines a journalist's skilled, objective reporting and insightful writing with the raw emotion of a younger brother's heart-felt testimony of what his own family went through for decades after his eldest brother killed a man, pleaded guilty, and received a sentence of life in prison
$25.95 US | $34.95 CAN
May 29, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Other Press
World