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  • May 21, 2020
    Join Us for Cooking and Conversations with Asian American Cookbook Authors!

    The Consumer Marketing team is excited to invite you to a virtual Zoom event, Serving Stories: Cooking and Conversations with Asian American Cookbook Authors, next Wednesday, May 27th at 8:00pm. The event, part of our #ReadAsianAuthors campaign for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, will be moderated by Jennifer Sit, Senior Editor at Clarkson Potter, and will feature cookbook authors Boba Guys, Archana Mundhe, Alana Kysar, Anita Lo, Deuki Hong, and Andrea Nguyen!

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  • May 21, 2020
    Penguin Random House Launches Its Secondary Education Website

    Penguin Random House Education is proud to announce the launch of its new Secondary Education website designed specifically for middle- and high-school educators and administrators. The site is live today: It joins the previously launched Penguin Random House Elementary (2019) and Penguin Random House Higher Education (2017) websites, with the goal of inspiring teachers and learners through outstanding books.

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  • May 20, 2020
    RHCB Licensing Group Announces Two New “Uni the Unicorn” Product Lines

    The Random House Children’s Books Licensing Group has announced two new product lines for its prominent Uni the Unicorn brand. These include a line of children’s pajamas now available at and a card game coming in June created in partnership with Clarkson Potter (Penguin Random House).

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  • May 18, 2020
    Random House Authors Share Words of Inspiration for 2020 Grads at Virtual Commencement

    A diverse cast of Random House authors toasted and shared words of inspiration for the Class of 2020 at a Virtual Commencement via Zoom last week. Martha Stewart, George Saunders, Lauren Graham, Donovan Livingston, Wes Moore, Reshma Saujani, David Brooks, and Anna Quindlen presented stirring commencement speeches.

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  • May 18, 2020
    Roald Dahl Teams Up with Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Taika Waititi to Present “James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends”

    The Roald Dahl Story Company has brought together Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, The Mandalorian, Jojo Rabbit) and a host of global stars, including Ryan Reynolds, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson and Cara Delevingne, to retell the beloved children’s novel JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH in full, across 10 episodes exclusively on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel.

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  • May 14, 2020
    RHCB to Publish Debut Picture Book by Emme Muñiz, Daughter of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

    Crown Books for Young Readers will publish the debut picture book from Emme Muñiz, the 12-year-old singer and daughter of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, titled LORD HELP ME, it was announced by Emily Easton, Vice President & Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers. The book will be released simultaneously in English and Spanish on September 29, 2020, with a first printing of 100,000 copies. Easton acquired World rights from Byrd Leavell at UTA and will edit the project.

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  • May 11, 2020
    “Mondays with Michelle Obama” Extended, Four Additional Storytimes with PRH and PBS KIDS, Featuring Special Surprise Guests

    Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced that “Mondays with Michelle Obama,” its special collaboration with the former First Lady of the United States, will be extended with four new storytimes on Monday, May 18, and Monday, May 25. On each of those dates, two new videos from “Mondays with Michelle Obama” will live-stream back-to-back on Facebook and YouTube, with Mrs. Obama being joined by surprise special guests for one of the two children’s books she will read aloud.

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  • May 7, 2020
    PRH’s 750K Book Donation to First Book is Featured on CNN’s “Impact Your World” Series

    Penguin Random House’s donation of 750,000 books to First Book as part of READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER is featured on CNN International’s “Impact Your World” series. This special series showcases how companies around the world are giving back during the COVID-19 crisis. We are honored to be included.

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  • May 6, 2020
    Today: Michelle Obama BECOMING Film Premieres Globally on Netflix.

    Michelle Obama’s BECOMING, a Netflix original documentary film directed by Nadia Hallgren, is released globally today, May 6. Produced in association with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, the film presents a rare and up-close look at Mrs. Obama’s worldwide tour in support of BECOMING, her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir.

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  • May 5, 2020
    Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” 2020 Pulitzer Fiction Winner

    THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Booth Tarkington (1919). THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (1940). PROMISES: Poems 1945-1956 by Robert Penn Warren (1958). THE POWER BROKER by Robert A. Caro (1975). GHOST WARS by Steve Coll (2005). THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Diaz (2008).

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