Register for the 2022 Penguin Random House First-Year Experience® Conference Author Events!

By Luis Diaz | August 23 2021 | College & University Reads

Penguin Random House Author Events at the 41st Annual First-Year Experience® Conference

February 12-15, 2022

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While a complimentary meal and a limited number of books will be available to in-person attendees, PRH authors will speak virtually via screens set onstage and via Zoom for online attendees


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The 1619 Project
A New Origin Story
Visit to access free online curricular materials for the book.

Beautiful Country
A Memoir
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.

Boyz n the Void
a mixtape to my brother
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

My Time Will Come
A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption
The inspiring story of activist and poet Ian Manuel, who at the age of fourteen was sentenced to life in prison. He survived eighteen years in solitary confinement—through his own determination and dedication to art—until he was freed as part of an incredible crusade by the Equal Justice Initiative.

Coming of Age at the End of Our World
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