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 Julie Bogart’s Becoming a Critical Thinker

Becoming a Critical Thinker is a practical resource to grow students’ ability to think well in an age of information overload. At a time when we’re constantly flooded with contradictory information and opinions, critical thinking skills are more important than ever. This accessible workbook is full of valuable insights, thought-provoking questions, and useful exercises to help

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Jaclyn Moyer’s On Gold Hill

In 2012, 25-year-old Jackie Moyer—the daughter of a forbidden marriage between a white American father and a Punjabi American mother—leased 10 acres of land in Gold Hill, California, and embarked on a career in organic farming. With a fractured relationship to her heritage, Moyer saw an opportunity for repair when she learned of a nearly

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Lenape Regional H.S. District Announces 2024-2025 Common Reading List Theme: “One Book… at a Time”

Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) has announced the theme for its 2024-2025 Common Reading List: “One Book… at a Time,” which includes three Penguin Random House titles: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold by Daniel James Brown, I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys, and The Wishing Game:

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Clayton Page Aldern’s The Weight of Nature

The march of climate change is stunning and vicious, with rising seas, extreme weather, and oppressive heat blanketing the globe. But its effects on our very brains constitute a public-health crisis that has gone largely unreported. Based on seven years of research, this book by the award-winning journalist and trained neuroscientist Clayton Page Aldern, synthesizes

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The PRH First-Year Reading Advisory Board Convenes Virtually

The PRH CommonReads Advisory Board Convenes Virtually On April 23, 2024, the Penguin Random House First-Year Reading Advisory Board convened for their annual summit. The Board members, representing a variety of public and private higher education institutions of varying sizes, came together to exchange ideas, and provide feedback and guidance. PRH Education received valuable information

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Ethan Mollick’s Co-Intelligence

From Wharton professor and author of the popular One Useful Thing Substack newsletter Ethan Mollick comes the definitive playbook for working, learning, and living in the new age of AI. In Co-Intelligence, Mollick urges us to engage with AI as co-worker, co-teacher, and coach. He assesses its profound impact on business and education, using dozens of

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Noé Álvarez’s Accordion Eulogies

Searching, propulsive, and deeply spiritual, Accordion Eulogies is an odyssey to repair a severed family lineage, told through the surprising history of a musical instrument. Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez never knew his grandfather. Stories swirled around this mythologized, larger-than-life figure: That he had abandoned his family, and had possibly done something awful that

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unCommon Authors, an Author Video Series: THE WEIGHT OF NATURE by Clayton Page Aldern

                                                        PRH Education/Common Reads presents: unCommon Authors unCommon Authors is a monthly video series highlighting exceptional and unique authors talking about their books.   The march of climate

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unCommon Authors, an Author Video Series: DEFIANT DREAMS by Sola Mahfouz and Malaina Kapoor

                                                          PRH Education/Common Reads presents: unCommon Authors unCommon Authors is a monthly video series highlighting exceptional and unique authors talking about their books.   Defiant Dreams is

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Lee McIntyre identifies the creators, amplifiers, and believers of disinformation in On Disinformation

By: Lee McIntyre On Disinformation is a small urgent book that I wrote for everyone — it’s something you can carry in your back pocket and pass on to a friend. My goal was to create a training manual for how ordinary citizens could fight back against the kind of propaganda, lies, and falsehoods that

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Author Benjamin Herold discusses teaching Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs

Outside Atlanta, a middle-class Black family faces off with a school system seemingly bent on punishing their teenage son. North of Dallas, a conservative white family relocates to an affluent suburban enclave, but can’t escape the changes sweeping the country. On Chicago’s North Shore, a multiracial mom joins an ultraprogressive challenge to the town’s liberal

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unCommon Authors, an Author Video Series: TOTAL GARBAGE by Edward Humes

                                                            PRH Education/Common Reads presents: unCommon Authors unCommon Authors is a monthly video series highlighting exceptional and unique authors talking about their books.   Total Garbage

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