Register for the 2021 Penguin Random House First-Year Experience® Conference Virtual Author Events!

By Luis Diaz | September 15 2020 | College & University Reads

Penguin Random House Author Events at the 40th Annual First-Year Experience® Conference

February 15-19, 2021

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PRH virtual events are open only to registered FYE® conference attendees. To register for the conference, click here.

Once registered for the conference, be sure to sign up for each event that you plan to attend in advance to receive login information by the conference. Sign up for each event below:

Monday, February 15th 12-1:30pm EST

Tuesday, February 16th 12:15-1:45pm EST

Thursday, February 18th 12:15-1:45pm EST


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The Beauty in Breaking
A Memoir
978-0-525-53738-0
The New York Times BestsellerAn emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself.
Hardcover

This Is My America
978-0-593-11876-4
"Incredible and searing." --Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear MartinThe Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.
Hardcover
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

A Burning
A novel
978-0-525-65869-6
A Burning is a novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies—and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.
Hardcover

Caste (Oprah's Book Club)
The Origins of Our Discontents
978-0-593-23025-1
Selected for common reading at:
Hardcover

Black Is the Body
Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
978-1-101-97241-0
In these twelve deeply personal, connected essays, Bernard details the experience of growing up black in the south with a family name inherited from a white man, surviving a random stabbing at a New Haven coffee shop while taking graduate studies at Yale, marrying a white man from the north and bring him home to her family, adopting two babies from Ethiopia, and living and teaching in a primarily white New England college town. Each of these essays goes beyond a narrative of black innocence and white guilt and sets out to discover a new way of telling the truth as the author has lived it.
Paperback

Handprints on Hubble
An Astronaut's Story of Invention
978-0-262-53964-7
The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the 30-year-old Hubble Space Telescope.
Paperback

A Knock at Midnight
A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom
978-1-9848-2578-0
An urgent call to free those buried alive by America's legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity--from a gifted young lawyer whose journey marks the emergence of a powerful new voice in the movement to transform the system.
Hardcover

The Water Dancer
A Novel
978-0-399-59061-0
Selected for common reading at Bucknell University
Paperback

The Undocumented Americans
978-0-399-59268-3
One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
Hardcover

Know My Name
A Memoir
978-0-7352-2372-1
She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral–viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.
Paperback

Juliet Takes a Breath
978-0-593-10817-8
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author
Hardcover
Age 14 and up
Grade 9 & Up