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

By Spenser Stevens | March 24 2022 | GeneralFirst-Year Reading

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)

Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds
A Refugee's Search for Home
978-1-9848-8128-1
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
Hardcover

Beautiful Country
A Memoir
978-0-385-54721-5
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.
Hardcover

Boyz n the Void
a mixtape to my brother
978-0-8070-5948-7
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
Hardcover

The 1619 Project
A New Origin Story
978-0-593-23057-2
Visit 1619books.com to access free online curricular materials for the book.
Hardcover

My Time Will Come
A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption
978-1-5247-4852-4
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.
Hardcover

The Plant Hunter
A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines
978-1-9848-7911-0
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. 
Hardcover

Warmth
Coming of Age at the End of Our World
978-0-14-313653-8
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
Paperback

The Loneliest Americans
978-0-525-57622-8
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 
Hardcover