9780804189934By Jay Heinrichs, author of Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition (Three Rivers Press, July 2017).

Adding rhetoric to a literature syllabus can spark something surprising in students.

Few people can say that John Quincy Adams changed their lives. Those who can are wise to keep it to themselves. Friends tell me I should also stop prating about my passion for rhetoric, the 3,000-year-old art of persuasion.

John Quincy Adams changed my life by introducing me to rhetoric.

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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)