February 2010


9780375869020WONDER

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Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. #thewonderofwonder

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. (more…)

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THE MARTIAN: A Novel
Classroom Edition

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The Martian, by debut science fiction novelist Andy Weir, is a survival story about an astronaut who gets left behind on the red planet when his crew believes him to be dead.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. (more…)

9780307887443READY PLAYER ONE: A Novel

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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within the world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with ’80 pop culture and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take the ultimate prize.

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PENGUIN CIVIC CLASSICS SERIES

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  • A selection of The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, introduced and contextualized by Richard Beeman
  • 37 Lincoln Speeches, introduced and edited by Lincoln scholar Allen C. Guelzo, with notes of explanation
  • The most influential Supreme Court Decisions on government, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, the right of privacy, and criminal and civil justice, collected, abridged, introduced, and explained by legal expert Jay Feinman
  • Complete edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, including the appendix, plus the first installment in his American Crisis series, introduced and contextualized by Richard Beeman

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No Starch Press publishes the absolute best books on STEM subjects from Python, Scratch, Raspberry Pi, LEGO Mindstorms, and more. Sign up for our e-newsletter for news about our books, free teachers’ guides, and more.

To request a complimentary examination copy of any No Starch title to review for classroom use, please contact us at K12education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com or call us toll free at (844) 851-3955. (more…)

we were eight years in power

WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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“We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.”

But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period—and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation’s old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president.

We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates’s iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” and “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates’s own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment.

*Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Also by Ta-Nehisi Coates:
The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir
Between the World and Me

I Am an Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, and activist, is the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues, translated into over 45 languages and performed in over 130 countries including high schools and colleges in the United States. Her experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. To celebrate V-Day 2010, Random House is proud to announce the publication of Ensler’s newest book, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, a collection of fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe. Educators can sign up to download the curriculum by clicking here.

Check out the following piece by Ensler, “The Future Is Girl”. (more…)

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