PRH & Lambda Literary Collaborate to Introduce LGBTQ+ Books in NYC Classrooms

Penguin Random House is thrilled to join forces earlier this year with Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program, an initiative that partners with the NYC Department of Education to bring LGBTQ+ writers and their works to K-12 classrooms across New York City. Since 2015, every student in the program has received a copy of the featured book, followed by a visit from the author who signs each student’s copy. The program primarily serves Title 1 schools, which cater to children from low-income backgrounds, making access to LGBTQ+ literature crucial for LGBTQ+ students and their allies.

With over 160 visits scheduled throughout the city, the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program is excited to showcase the following PRH authors and their titles in this year’s program: THE GRIEF KEEPER by Alexandra Villasante, INTO THE LIGHT by Mark Oshiro, TOO BRIGHT TO SEE by Kyle Lukoff, STONEWALL: A BUILDING. AN UPRISING. A REVOLUTION by Rob Sanders, THE YEAR MY LIFE WENT DOWN THE TOILET by Jake Maia Arlow, THE HUMAN ORIGINS OF BEATRICE PORTER AND OTHER ESSENTIAL GHOSTS by Soraya Palmer, FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE by Camryn Garrett, OFF THE RECORD by Camryn Garrett, FULL DISCLOSURE by Camryn Garrett,  CONTINUUM by Chella Man, THE STARS AND THE BLACKNESS BETWEEN THEM by Junauda Petrus, DIFFERENT KINDS OF FRUIT by Kyle Lukoff, CHASING PAQUIAO by Rod Pulido.

For more information about Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program, please visit their website.

Posted: June 25, 2024