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Random House Teacher’s Guides are designed to help educators frame in-class discussions through questions that explore reading themes and comprehension. The guides also offer useful suggestions for further study and additional thematic resources. We will be adding more guides in the future, so please check back often.

Readers can find a host of resources including a list of reading guides for Vintage and Anchor Books at the Reading Group Center, for Random House and Ballantine at the Reader’s Circle, and for Bantam, Broadway, Dell and Doubleday at the Book Group Corner. Teacher’s Guides for high school teachers are also available.

Written by JEAN MERRILL
Illustrated by RONNI SOLBERT

Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages

Publisher: NYRB Kids

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $9.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17936-9

50th Anniversary Edition, now in paperback

Do you know the history of the pushcart war? The real history? It's a story of how regular people banded together and, armed with little more than their brains and good aim, defeated a mighty foe.

Not long ago in New York City there were so many trucks making deliveries that it might take an hour for a car to travel a few blocks. People blamed the truck owners and the truck owners blamed the little wooden pushcarts. Behind closed doors, the truck...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/04/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Best Nonfiction | A New York Times Notable Book | A Time Top 10 Nonfiction Book | One of Esquire’s 5 Most Important Books of the Year | A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction | One of The Boston Globe’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year | A Seattle Times Best Book | An American Library Association Notable Book | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a...

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Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 05/26/2015

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51707-9

Who is the real author of The Black Insignia? Is it H. R. Sanders, whose name is printed on the cover of every installment of the wildly successful young adult adventure series? Or is it Daniel Roche, the enigmatic world traveler who disappears for months at a time? When Daniel’s great-niece, Hélène, moves to Paris to study archeology, she does not expect to be searching for answers to these questions. As rumors circulate, however, that the twenty-fourth volume of The Black Insignia series...

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A STORY OF SISTERS IN AUSCHWITZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/17/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-09313-9

An expanded edition of the powerful memoir about two sisters' determination to survive during the Holocaust featuring new and never before revealed information about the first transport of women to Auschwitz

In March 1942, Rena Kornreich and 997 other young women were rounded up and forced onto the first Jewish transport of women to Auschwitz. Soon after, Rena was reunited with her sister Danka at the camp, beginning a story of love and courage that would last three years and forty-one...

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COMMITTEE STUDY OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY'S DETENTION AND INTERROGATION PROGRAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 12/30/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19485-1

One of the most significant government reports in American history, this is the complete official summary report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation and detention programs launched in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Based on over six million internal CIA documents as well as numerous interviews, the report details secret prisons, prisoner deaths, and interrogation practices that have led many to call it “The Torture Report.”...

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A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION
Written by LAURA HILLENBRAND

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 11/04/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98711-9

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his...

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Written by VIKTOR E. FRANKL
Foreword by HAROLD S. KUSHNER

Format: Hardcover, pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/28/2014

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-06010-0

A new gift edition of a modern classic, with supplemental photographs, speeches, letters, and essays
 
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir of life in Nazi death camps has riveted generations of readers. Based on Frankl’s own experience and the stories of his patients, the book argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. Man’s Search for Meaning has become one of the most influential books of our times, selling over twelve...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99452-0

Winner of the NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction)
Winner of the Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize (Nonfiction)
Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Current Interest)
Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Selected for common reading at St. Ambrose University and the University of Richmond



A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most...

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JEFFREY SACHS AND THE QUEST TO END POVERTY
Written by NINA MUNK

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-767-92942-4

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
BloombergForbesThe Spectator

In 2006, Jeffrey Sachs—celebrated economist, special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and author of the influential bestseller The End of Poverty— launched the Millennium Villages Project, a daring, $120-million experiment designed to test his theories about ending poverty. For six years, Nina Munk shadowed Sachs on his trips to Africa, listened in on conversations with heads-of-state and...

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TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING OPPORTUNITY

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/23/2014

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-34991-8

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world—a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Soon to be the basis of a PBS four-hour series.

Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband-and-wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad...

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50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Written by JEAN MERRILL
Illustrated by RONNI SOLBERT

Format: Hardcover, 232 pages

Publisher: NYR Children's Collection

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17819-5

50th Anniversary Edition

Do you know the history of the pushcart war? The REAL history? It’s a story of how regular people banded together and, armed with little more than their brains and good aim defeated a mighty foe.

Not long ago the streets of New York City were smelly, smoggy, sooty, and loud. There were so many trucks making deliveries that it might take an hour for a car to travel a few blocks. People blamed the truck owners and the truck owners blamed the little wooden pushcarts...

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH
Written by REZA ASLAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 09/09/2014

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98148-3

From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.
 
Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured,...

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