Penguin Random House Academic Resources is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2017 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 11-14, Atlanta, GA). Featuring books on social justice, identity, fiction, economic inequality, and more, we have a book and an author that are perfect for your school. Click here to RSVP to our events. Our author lineup is as follows (in chronological order): Continue reading
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When members of the class of of 2020 arrive at Northern Arizona University in August, they will engage in thoughtful discussion on The Underground Girls of Kabul — Jenny Nordberg’s powerful and moving account of young girls who dress as boys in deeply segregated Afghanistan where girls have almost no rights and little freedom.
NAU has created materials to augment discussions: a chapter map to parse out topics and connect them to the text; a flier complete with author Jenny Nordberg’s campus visit information to promote the book and support discussion leaders; and a bookmark with title information.
Click here to read more about The Underground Girls of Kabul.
Click here for more information on the author’s speaking arrangements.
When the incoming Freshman class at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado arrive on campus in Fall 2014, they will begin to read and study Sister Helen Prejean’s Dead Man Walking in different courses throughout the Fall semester. Sister Prejean’s memoir takes readers inside the United States’ death penalty system where she became the spiritual adviser to Patrick Sonnier, a man convicted of the murder of two teenagers and sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. Prejean’s moving narrative takes a critical eye to our death penalty system and asks how can a society benefit from replicating the violence it condemns.
New York University has chosen Robin Shulman’s Eat the City as their Freshman Year Dialogue book. All incoming freshmen are expected to read the book prior to arriving on campus in August. The program connects first-years with faculty members, and introduces them to life at NYU. Author Robin Shulman will be speaking at the school in the fall.
The book chronicles the people of New York City – both past and present – who grow vegetables, butcher meat, fish local waters, cut and refine sugar, keep bees for honey, brew beer, and make wine. Shulman’s book shows how in urban environments such as New York, people have always found creative ways to use their collective hunger to build their own kind of city. Eat the City is ultimately about how the ability of cities to feed people has changed over time. Yet it is also, in a sense, the story of the things we long for in cities today: closer human connections, a tangible link to more basic processes and a way to shape more rounded lives.
Click here to read an excerpt.