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Jordan Salama


Videos from the 2024 First-Year Experience® Conference are now available

We’re pleased to share videos from the 2024 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 Author Breakfast Monday, February 19th, 7:15 – 8:45 am PST This event

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Jordan Salama’s Stranger in the Desert

Jordan Salama, author of Every Day the River Changes, is American, Syrian, Argentinian, and Iraqi Jewish. Inspired by his global genealogy and the family lore that he may have long-lost relatives in Argentina, Jordan goes in search of the “Lost Salamas,” traveling more than a thousand miles through the Argentine Andes.   “Kan ya makan .

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Videos from the November 2022 PRH Common Reading Virtual Author Event are now available

On Friday, November 11th 2022, Penguin Random House Education hosted a special event for first-year and common reading chairs from colleges and universities from across the country. Moderated by Spenser Stevens, PRH Education Marketing Manager, the event featured the following PRH authors speaking about their books:   David McRaney, author of How Minds Change Carmen Rita

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Princeton Pre-read book Every Day the River Changes inspires Class of 2026 to pursue their passions

Over the summer, 1,500 Princeton first-years read alumnus Jordan Salama’s celebrated travelogue, Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena. Salama, a Class of 2019 graduate, spoke in conversation with President Christopher L. Eisgruber, who wrote the following introduction for the custom edition of the book: Dear Members of the GREAT Class of

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