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This Wednesday, Celebrate Juneteeth With One World Author Brea Baker

In a powerful celebration of Juneteenth, The Gathering for Justice is proud to present a special edition of “Radical Readz” featuring prominent activist, organizer and One World author Brea Baker. Celebrating the release of Baker’s insightful new book, "Rooted: The American Legacy of Land Theft and the Modern Movement for Black Land Ownership," the event will take place on Wednesday, June 19, at 2:00 PM at The Center at West Park on Manhattan’s upper west side. 

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Pride Month Author Interview: A Conversation with Becca Grischow

Becca Grischow, author photo credit: J. Churchill Morris.

This interview was a contribution by Brianna Lopez, Associate Production Editor, Penguin Publishing Group. Becca Grischow is a Chicago-based content creator, gossip, and ghostwriter for celebrity memoirs. She grew up in Geneva, Illinois, and the middle school rumors about her bisexuality were absolutely true. You can find her at your local coffee shop or sharing writing advice on TikTok and Instagram @BeeGriz.

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Ballantine Books Author Lisa Damour Celebrates Inside Out 2 Premiere on the Red Carpet

Ballantine Books Author Lisa Damour Celebrates Inside Out 2 Premiere on the Red Carpet

On Monday, June 10, the stars behind the eagerly awaited Inside Out 2 (Pixar Animation Studios) stepped out onto the red carpet in Los Angeles, California. Attending the premiere was Ballantine Books author Lisa Damour, Ph.D.! Damour was invited to collaborate with the team behind Inside Out 2, consulting in an expert role as the film introduced a new character: Anxiety. She was a stellar pick! 

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There's a Book for That: Father's Day

Sunday, June 16, is Father’s Day. Like all profound relationships, the one between father and child is complex. To honor the fathers in our lives, as well as reflect that complexity, we’ve gathered the following new and acclaimed books about fatherhood - to read, share, give – for all ages:

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Our 2024 James Beard Foundation Media Award Winners

On Sunday, June 8th, the 2024 James Beard Foundation Media Award Winners were announced. As a delightful (and delicious) surprise, five Penguin Random House titles were honored in the Book Awards category. The Book Awards recognize cookbooks and other non-fiction food or beverage-related books that were published in the U.S. in 2023 and among the thirteen categories, Penguin Random House took home the awards for International, U.S. Foodways, Vegetable-Focused Cooking, Visuals, and General. The ceremony was hosted by CBS This Morning co-host Michelle Miller. 

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Join PRH & Save the Children to Make Summer Fair

2024 marks the significant milestone of our decade-long collaboration with Save the Children, a partnership that has been dedicated to fostering a shared commitment to engaging the next generation of readers. Together, we have strived to ensure that children, both in the United States and worldwide, have equitable access to books. Over the past ten years, we have donated an impressive total of 1.8 million books to their programs.

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There's a Book for That: Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! June, 2024 marks the 54th annual LGBTQ+ Pride tradition. The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan – a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

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Explore the State of Censorship in America at Tonight's "Freedom to Read" Panel

Join Hoboken Public Library Director Jennie Pu in conversation with Penguin Random House author David Levithan, PRH Media Law Attorney Ojasvinee Singh, and PEN America to discuss the state of censorship in America and the fight to protect intellectual freedom and the right to read.

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Blue Star Press Acquires Sasquatch Books, Expanding Strategic Partnership with Penguin Random House

Blue Star Press, an independent publisher based in Bend, Oregon, is pleased to announce that as part of its ongoing partnership with Penguin Random House, it has entered into a 10-year extension of its sales and distribution agreement and acquired Sasquatch Books. The deal was announced today by Peter Licalzi, CEO, Blue Star Press, and Jeff Abraham, President of Publishing Operations, Technology, and Services, Penguin Random House. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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Announcing the 2024 Creative Writing Award Winners & $10,000 Scholarship Recipients

Six exceptional public high school seniors from across the country have been chosen as winners of the 2024 Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, a national grassroots organization that advocates for diversity in children’s literature. This year marks the first time the Freedom of Expression Award has been presented.

The Freedom of Expression Award was specifically created in response to the rise in book bans across the country, and to celebrate the power of books and stories. Applicants to the new award were asked to answer the prompt, “Tell us about one banned book that changed your life and why.”

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Tomorrow Evening, Join Bestselling Authors Nikole Hannah-Jones & Jacqueline Woodson in Conversation

Nikole Hannah-Jones, May 2024 (c) Jason Hill.

One World is thrilled to announce the publication of THE 1619 PROJECT: A New Origin Story in paperback on Tuesday, June 4! An instant #1 New York Times bestseller and NAACP Image Award Winner, THE 1619 PROJECT is a dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism that offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present – essential reframing that is more crucial today than ever. 

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There's a Book for That: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, observed at this time each year since 1949, when it was established by Mental Health America. America is in the midst of a mental health crisis. It’s more important than ever to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles so that people are more willing to ask for help. The following new and acclaimed books offer help and understanding and provide paths to self-acceptance and resiliency:

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NYTBR’s “Best Books of the Year (So Far)”: 6 of 7 Fiction, 3 of 5 Nonfiction Are Ours

With the weather getting sunnier and warmer, Summer is arriving, at last. With Summer, naturally, comes Summer Reading, which the New York Times Book Review ushers in every first Sunday in June with its much-anticipated Summer Reading issue of books they recommend, published in the past half-year.

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Invite the Teachers in Your Life to Our “Reading with Purpose Summit” on June 10

Penguin Random House Education and DK Learning urge you to invite the teachers in your life to join our Reading with Purpose Summit, an in-person professional learning collaboration hosted by Penguin Random House and Molly Ness, PhD. The summit will host several panel discussions, including one with PRH authors.

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Friday Reads: Jewish American Heritage Month

In May we honor centuries of Jewish contributions to American culture and society for Jewish American Heritage Month. We’ve also included this year’s Jewish Book Award winners who were celebrated in March: Congratulations to our Penguin Random House authors! Thus, with education and celebration of Jewish-American culture and history in mind, please discover the following new and acclaimed books for adults and younger readers:

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PRH Canada & U.S. Literary Treasure, Alice Munro, Nobel Literature Laureate, Dies at 92

Alice Munro, Photo Credit: Derek Shapton.

On May 14, 2024, Penguin Random House Canada shared the sad news that beloved Nobelist author Alice Munro has died at the age of 92 in her home in Port Hope, Ontario. In Canada, McClelland & Stewart has long been the proud publisher of Munro’s fiction and Penguin Canada is the longtime publisher of Alice Munro in paperback. In the U.S., Munro is published by Alfred A. Knopf and Vintage, where she was edited by Ann Close since 1978.

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There's a Book for That: Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Welcome May and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! In honor of the occasion, we are featuring the following recent and acclaimed fiction and nonfiction which recognizes the history, achievements and experiences of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders:

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There's a Book for That: The Earth!

We’re celebrating, and advocating for, our earth this week. In the lead-up to Earth Day on Monday, EarthDay.org organizers promoted the theme "Planet vs. Plastics," calling for a massive reduction in plastic production. There is always so much to learn about protecting this beautiful world. Here are recent and acclaimed books to help us appreciate its biodiversity and motivate us to improve our planet’s health:

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Friday Reads: April is Autism Acceptance Month

Did you know that April is Autism Acceptance Month? “Autism Acceptance Month is a great reminder that we can and should see the individual, not a diagnosis, and work together to advocate for the unique services and supports that help each person live fully,” said Christopher Banks, President and CEO of the Autism Society of America whose motto this month is “#CelebrateDifferences.” At Penguin Random House we publish the following excellent books, for children and adults, that help readers do just that and see individuals, not diagnoses:

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James McBride & Lauren Groff Honored on the 2024 TIME100 List

In its April 17 issue, TIME unveiled its annual TIME100, the 2024 list of their selections of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Artists category celebrated two Penguin Random House authors!  

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