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Tiny Reparations Books Debuts Logo, Announces Inaugural Acquisitions

Phoebe Robinson, founder of Tiny Reparations Books, and Christine Ball, SVP, Publisher of Dutton and Plume, have announced the first acquisitions for the new imprint. Editor Amber Oliver, a recent addition to the editorial team, will edit both books as well as Robinson’s forthcoming fall 2021 book, Six Feet Apart. The Tiny Reparations Books logo, designed by Dominique Jones, was also unveiled.

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There's a Book for That: Banned Books Week

“A dangerous book will always be in danger from those it threatens with the demand that they question their assumptions. They'd rather hang on to the assumptions and ban the book.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin   Celebrate the freedom to read! It’s Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3) and the theme for 2020 is “Censorship is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to Read.” The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) released the Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books from the past decade as it launched this year's Banned Books Week, which serves to “rally readers to the cause of First Amendment protections and remind them to remain vigilant about continual threats to our freedom to read.” Included on the list are a number of Penguin Random House books, including these most recently challenged:

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Ken Follett to Discuss THE EVENING AND THE MORNING via YouTube (10/1)

Ken Follett will discuss his new book THE EVENING AND THE MORNING (Viking) a virtual event hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art via YouTube on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Jane Fonda Shares Insights Into Her New Book, "WHAT CAN I DO? My Path From Climate Despair to Action," via Zoom (10/1)

Jane Fonda will discuss her new book, WHAT CAN I DO? My Path From Climate Despair to Action (Penguin Press), at a virtual event hosted by the Temple Eman-uel Streicker Center via Zoom on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm (ET).

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GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS Read by Star-Studded Full Cast of Immigrant Women

The New York Times-bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls returns with a volume dedicated to sharing the lives and experiences of immigrant women past and present, Elena Favilli’s GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World (Listening Library; on sale October 13, 2020). The audiobook is narrated by a star-studded full cast of women who are themselves immigrants or from immigrant families, including:

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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Jennifer Taub Delves Into BIG DIRTY MONEY with Helaine Olen via Zoom (9/30)

Jennifer Taub discusses her new book BIG DIRTY MONEY (Viking) with Helaine Olen of The Washington Post at a virtual event hosted by the Center for Social Justice via Zoom on Wednesday, September 30 at 5:00 pm (ET).

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Penguin Parapalooza to Present 8 PPG Authors via Crowdast (9/30)

Penguin Parapalooza features eight Penguin Publishing Group authors discussing their new titles at a virtual event moderated by PRH Sales Representative Virginia Price and hosted by Bookmarks via Crowdcast on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Jim Butcher to Discuss His New Dresden Files Novel via Facebook (9/30)

Jim Butcher will discuss his new Dresden Files novel, BATTLE GROUND (Ace), at a virtual event hosted by Barnes & Noble via Facebook on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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Matt Haig and Jasper Fforde In Conversation about Their New Novels via Facebook Live (9/30)

Matt Haig, whose new novel is THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY (Viking), and Jasper Fforde, whose latest novel is THE CONSTANT RABBIT (Viking) will be in conversation at a virtual event hosted by Murder By the Book via Facebook Live on Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00 pm (ET).

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PRH Partners with the L.A. Dodgers to Provide Books for Children During Dodger Days Drive-Thru Events

Throughout the year, the Dodgers Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program typically hosts Dodger Days as community-based resource fairs at local parks for thousands of kids and their families in Southern California. In response to COVID-19, the new “drive-thru” series is an adjustment from its in-person format. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducted a needs assessment with the Dodgers RBI families, their youth development program for 5 to 18-year-olds. Of the youth currently enrolled in this program, 25% have household incomes below $20,000 annually. Through this assessment, they found that the majority of families indicated lack of access to books as a barrier to distance learning.

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Christopher Myers Wins CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award

Christopher Myers, author, illustrator and head of Make Me a World, an imprint at Random House Children’s Books, has been honored by the Children’s Book Council (CBC) Diversity Committee as one of the winners of the 3rd Annual CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards. These awards are given annually to professionals or organizations in the children’s publishing industry who have made a significant impact on the publishing and marketing of diverse books, diversity in hiring and mentoring, and efforts that create greater awareness with the public about the importance of diverse voices.

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Your Daily Guide to PRH’s Virtual Events: Share on Social!

Connecting readers with our books and authors is more important than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing social distancing, racism and police use of deadly force that has mobilized our country. Across Penguin Random House, we are hosting a variety of virtual events, and you can help promote them.  Share the day’s complete calendar or your favorite individual listings via the share button, which will allow you to directly deliver all the relevant event information to your social network.

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September RH Book Club Happy Hour: Discuss THE MARGOT AFFAIR via Zoom (9/29)

Join the September Random House Book Club Book Happy Hour for a discussion of THE MARGOT AFFAIR (Hogarth) by Sanaë Lemoine via Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30 pm (ET).

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Nikita Gill Shares THE GIRL AND THE GODDESS In Conversation with Kate Baer via Zoom (9/29)

Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with THE GIRL AND THE GODDESS (Putnam) in conversation with poet and author at a virtual event hosted by Midtown Scholar via Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm (ET).

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WWE Superstars the Street Profits Launch WWE Encyclopedia of Sports via Zoom (9/29)

DK’s WWE Encyclopedia of Sports, New Edition will be launched with a Webinar Q&A with WWE Superstars the Street Profits in a virtual event hosted by Bookends Bookstore via Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 pm (ET).

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Nick Hornby to Discuss His New Novel In Conversation with Sarah Vowell via Zoom (9/29)

Politics & Prose presents Nick Hornby, discussing his new novel, JUST LIKE YOU (Riverhead), in conversation with fellow Riverhead author Sarah Vowell via Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 pm (ET).

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Seven of Our Authors on TIME 100 List

Seven authors published by Penguin Random House imprints are on the 17th annual TIME 100 Most Influential People List: Ibram X. Kendi among the Pioneers; Dapper Dan, Anaïs Mitchell , Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Ali Wong among the Artists; Kamala Harris among the Leaders: and Megan Rapinoe among the Icons.

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Chris Jackson and James McBride Receive Awards from the Center for Fiction

Chris Jackson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World, will be the recipient of the Center for Fiction's 2020 Maxwell E. Perkins Award, and author James McBride will receive the On Screen Award, at the Center’s virtual Annual Awards Benefit on Tuesday, December 8.

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