Videos from the 2022 First-Year Experience® Conference are now available

By Spenser Stevens | March 24 2022 | First-Year Reading General

We’re pleased to share videos from the 2022 First-Year Experience® Conference. Whether you weren’t able to join us at the conference or would simply like to hear the talks again, please take a moment to view the clips below.

 

Penguin Random House Saturday Event

Saturday, February 12, 2022 | 8:00 – 9:30 pm EST

 

This event featured authors Mondiant Dogon (Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds), Qian Julie Wang (Beautiful Country), G’Ra Asim (Boyz n the Void), and Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project).

 

View the video clips below:


 

Mondiant Dogon (Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds)

 


 

Qian Julie Wang (Beautiful Country)

 


 

G’Ra Asim (Boyz n the Void)

 


 

Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project)

 


 

 


Penguin Random House Sunday Event

Sunday, February 13, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST

 

This event featured authors Ian Manuel (My Time Will Come), Cassandra Leah Quave (The Plant Hunter), Daniel Sherrell (Warmth), and Jay Caspian Kang (The Loneliest Americans). 

 

View the video clips below:

 

 

Ian Manuel (My Time Will Come)

 

 

Cassandra Leah Quave (The Plant Hunter)

 

 

Daniel Sherrell (Warmth)

 

 

Jay Caspian Kang (The Loneliest Americans)

A Refugee's Search for Home
978-1-9848-8128-1
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Social Science - Refugees
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
A stunning and heartbreaking lens on the global refugee crisis, from a man who faced the very worst of humanity and survived to advocate for displaced people around the world
$28.00 US | $37.00 CAN
Oct 12, 2021
6 x 9
Hardcover
336 Pages
Penguin Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Memoir
978-0-385-54721-5
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - Asian & Asian American
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Family & Relationships - Life Stages - General
Beautiful Country is the moving story of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world—an incandescent debut from an astonishing new talent.
$28.95 US | $38.95 CAN
Sep 07, 2021
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Doubleday
US, Canada, Open Mkt

a mixtape to my brother
978-0-8070-5948-7
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - African American & Black
Music - Genres & Styles - Punk
Social Science - Popular Culture
Writing to his brother, G'Ra Asim reflects on building his own identity while navigating Blackness, masculinity, and young adulthood--all through wry social commentary and music/pop culture critique
$24.95 US | $33.95 CAN
May 11, 2021
5 x 7
Hardcover
272 Pages
Beacon Press
World

A New Origin Story
978-0-593-23057-2
History - United States - General
History - African American & Black
Social Science - Ethnic Studies - American - African American & Black Studies
Visit 1619books.com to access free online curricular materials for the book.
$38.00 US | $51.00 CAN
Nov 16, 2021
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
624 Pages
One World
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption
978-1-5247-4852-4
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - African American & Black
Biography & Autobiography - Criminals & Outlaws
At fourteen Ian Manuel was sentenced to life without parole. My Time Will Come is a paean to the capacity of the human will to transcend adversity through determination and art.
$25.95 US | $34.95 CAN
May 04, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
224 Pages
Pantheon
World

A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines
978-1-9848-7911-0
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Science - Life Sciences - Botany
Medical - Alternative & Complementary Medicine
A leading medical ethnobotanist tells us her story in this uplifting and adventure-filled memoir that illuminates how the path forward for medical discovery may be found in nature’s oldest remedies.  
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Oct 19, 2021
6 x 9
Hardcover
384 Pages
Viking
World

Coming of Age at the End of Our World
978-0-14-313653-8
Biography & Autobiography - Environmentalists & Naturalists
Science - Global Warming & Climate Change
Literary Criticism - Subjects & Themes - Nature
From a millennial climate activist, an exploration of how young people live in the shadow of catastrophe “Strikingly perceptive.” —Jenny Offill, author of Weather   “Beautifully rendered and bracingly honest.” —Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing
$17.00 US | $23.00 CAN
Aug 03, 2021
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
272 Pages
Penguin Books
World

978-0-525-57622-8
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - Asian & Asian American
Social Science - Ethnic Studies - American - Asian American & Pacific Islander Studies
History - United States - General
A riveting blend of family history and original reportage by a conversation-starting writer for The New York Times Magazine that explores—and re-imagines—Asian American identity in a Black and white world  
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Oct 12, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
272 Pages
Crown
World