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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This Is My America
"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.
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

Black Is the Body
Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
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.

Handprints on Hubble
An Astronaut's Story of Invention
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.

A Knock at Midnight
A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom
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.

The Undocumented Americans
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.

Know My Name
A Memoir
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.