July 2012


On Friday, June 29th, Random House hosted its Fourth Annual Author Event for NYC Educators in its midtown NYC headquarters. The event was attended by 200+ K-12 educators, school librarians, and college professors/administrators.  A PDF of the event program may be viewed here.

We are happy to announce that photos and video from the event is now available for all to view.  Event photos may be found on the Random House High School Facebook page and video may be found on the Random House Library YouTube channel.

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured speakers with links to video of their talks (in order of presentation):

Robert Pondiscio (Video Part 1 | Part 2), VP of Core Knowledge® Foundation, on the Common Core State Standards

Susan Cain (Video Part 1 | Part 2), author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Crown)

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh (Video), author of When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir (Dial Press Trade Paperbacks)

Sam Bracken (Video), co-author of My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change (Crown Archetype)

Darin Strauss (Audio Clip | Video from FYE® Conference), author of Half a Life: A Memoir (Random House Trade Paperbacks)

Julie Otsuka (Video), author of The Buddha in the Attic: A Novel (Anchor)

Matt de la Peña (Video), author of Mexican WhiteBoy: A Novel (Ember)

Random House, Inc., in cooperation with the National Council of Teachers of English, is proud to announce the launch of The Random House Foundation, Inc. Teacher Awards for Literacy.  These newly created awards honor educators’ innovative ideas in the field of literacy education.   Three cash prizes will be awarded to help further or implement innovative practices in reading in K-12 classrooms.

Legendary educator Jonathan Kozol (author of the forthcoming Fire in the Ashes) will present the inaugural awards at the annual 2012 NCTE convention on Friday, November 16th.   The deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2012.  For more information, including the complete award guidelines and application, go to: http://www.randomhouse.com/teacherawards/