September 12, 2017
In the aftermath of the damage and destruction from Hurricane Irma, Penguin Random House continues to provide ongoing support to those U.S. booksellers directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, with a direct donation of Penguin Random House bestselling titles to the impacted regions. These booksellers may select our titles from the Independent Bestseller List with a cumulative retail value of up to $1,000 per account. The Independent Bestseller List is compiled weekly by the American Booksellers Association, and includes a broad range of books for all ages available in hardcover and paperback. This opportunity will be available until December 31, 2017.expand
July 10, 2017
Random House Children’s Books and JetBlue have launched the seventh annual Soar with Reading initiative, which provides age-appropriate books to children who need them most. This summer the program lands in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with JetBlue installing fourexpand
June 16, 2017
Penguin Random House continued its long-held tradition of recognizing and rewarding talented New York City public high school students at our annual Creative Writing Awards (CWA), held Tuesday night, June 13, at Manhattan’s Symphony Space. Since 1994, more than two million dollars have beenexpand
June 13, 2017
Argentine artist Marta Minujín has created “Parthenon of Books,” a central piece in Documenta 14, one of the largest modern art shows in the world, being presented in Kassel, Germany, as well as its traditional home in Athens, Greece. Thirty-four years ago, Ms. Minujín constructed a similar art installment in Buenos Aires, Argentina to speak out againstexpand
May 30, 2017
Two fifth grade classes at New York’s P.S. 3 Charrette School in Greenwich Village, our downtown Read-Ahead school, recently presented the P.S. 3 Poetry Reading to celebrate the completion of IF I WERE A SUPER MOON, I’D SHINE SO BRIGHT I’D LIGHT UP THE NIGHT, a collection of poems and illustrations from a number of the school’s students.expand
May 23, 2017
Giving hope is what inspired author Carolina De Robertis to create RADICAL HOPE: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, and what inspired Vintage Books and Penguin Random House to gift a copy of the book to 11,000 public libraries across America.expand
May 18, 2017
The “Spine Crackers,” featuring Esther-Marieexpand
April 21, 2017
Teacher Gillian Schneider, winner of Penguin Random House’s inaugural Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry, knew how she wanted to use the prize’s $10,000 grant money. In the spirit of giving back and finding a way for young poets to develop their craft, Ms. Schneider, an English Teacher at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL, funded theexpand
April 17, 2017
Penguin Random House is very excited to announce the launch of our #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes campaign. The one-week reading and giving initiative, April 17 to April 23, gives readers the chance to help children in local communities throughout North America – just by reading.expand
- Each excerpt on the platform notes how many minutes will be added and how many books will be donated throughout the campaign.
- For example, reading a 20-minute excerpt unlocks a 5-book donation from Penguin Random House to Save the Children; reading an hour unlocks a 20-books donation.
- The books will go to Save the Children literacy programs, which help young students transition from learning to read to reading to learn.
April 4, 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) launched LA Reads, a joint initiative to help address the literacy crisis in Los Angeles by getting children excited about reading, with a special event at the Los Angeles Central Library on Saturday, April 1. Book partner Penguin Random House donated 5,000 titlesexpand