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The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his compassionate, community-focused response to the killing of five of his officers shares his story and a blueprint for the future of policing. In 1983, David Brown was a young black man on a path to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, but he […]

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As part of Penguin Random House’s ongoing social responsibility and efforts to nourish the next generation of readers, the first-ever Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation grant recipients were announced this past weekend at the American Library Association Midwinter meeting. Skip Dye, Vice President, Academic Marketing & Library Sales presented the awards at the Penguin Random […]

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In addition to our Carnegie Medal winners, we’re thrilled to announce even more titles that were honored at ALA Midwinter 2017.   Alex Awards For the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales (Riverhead/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape) ARENA by Holly Jennings (Ace/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape) […]

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The American Library Association selected The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and Evicted by Matthew Desmond as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. In addition to these winners, Swing Time by Zadie Smith was shortlisted for the fiction award and The […]

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Congratulations to the finalists for the the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction! The winners are announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony, Sunday, January 22 at 5:00pm, at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta. We’re especially excited about the finalists below from Penguin Random House! FICTION Swing Time  by Zadie Smith […]

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In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, bestselling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. The story of her celebrated yet mysterious life as an exotic dancer and courtesan, and her controversial execution as a spy during the First World War unfolds as a fascinating first-person […]

Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the June 2016 LibraryReads Top Ten list! Click to prepare for your June Readers’ Advisory. Vinegar Girl: A Novel (#1) By Anne Tyler “The newest entry in the Hogarth Shakespeare series brings The Taming of the Shrew into the modern world. Kate is […]