Celebrating 100 years of James Baldwin

In celebration of James Baldwin, the literary legend and civil rights champion, and the centennial of his birth, we are sharing a collection of his work.   James Baldwin (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes

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The New York Times’s 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

The New York Times recently published their list “100 Best Books of the 21st Century.” We are pleased to announce that there are 49 titles published from Penguin Random House and its distribution clients included in this list. Browse our collection of Penguin Random House titles here. Browse the full list from The New York

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Margaret Juhae Lee’s Starry Field

Starry Field is a poignant memoir by journalist Margaret Juhae Lee, who sets out on a search for her family’s history lost to the darkness of Korea’s colonial decades, and contends with the shockwaves of violence that followed them over four generations and across continents.   Preface ORIGIN STORY Once upon a time there was a

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Do You Teach Computer Science?

You can search for books across this discipline through our course lists, which cover Algorithms / Advanced Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Security, Introduction to Computer Science, Web Programming and Development, and more. Algorithms / Advanced Data Structures Artificial Intelligence Computer Security   Introduction to Computer Science   Web Programming and Development    

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Scott Doorley and Carissa Carter’s Assembling Tomorrow

Assembling Tomorrow is a powerful guide to why even the most well-intentioned innovations go haywire, and the surprising ways we can change course to create a more positive future, by two celebrated experts working at the intersection of design, technology, and learning at Stanford University’s acclaimed d.school. Illustrated by Armando Veve.   Introduction On the Verge

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FROM THE PAGE: Illustrations from Marjane Satrapi’s Woman, Life, Freedom

Woman, Life, Freedom (Seven Stories Press) is an urgent, groundbreaking and visually stunning new collection of graphic story-telling about the present Iranian revolution, using comics to show what would be censored in photos and film in Iran. Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, returns to graphic art with this collaboration of over 20 activists, artists, journalists, and

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Jonathan Haidt’s The Anxious Generation

In The Anxious Generation, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt lays out the facts about the epidemic of teen mental illness that hit many countries at the same time. He then investigates the nature of childhood, including why children need play and independent exploration to mature into competent, thriving adults. Haidt shows how the “play-based childhood” began to

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