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Michelle Knudsen

Michelle Knudsen is a New York Times–bestselling author of more than forty-five books for young readers. Her best-known publication to date is the award-winning picture book Library Lion, which has been translated into more than ten languages and was selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 Best Children's Books of All Time. She is also the author of the young adult novel Evil Librarian, which was awarded the 2015 Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. Knudsen lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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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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