Meet Macmillan at #ACPA18 in Houston!

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Visit us in the Exhibitor Marketplace in Booth 305!

ACPA Marketplace
Monday, March 12th: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13th: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#305) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs! All books are complimentary. 

Tuesday, March 13th

Don’t miss Melissa Fleming and Jeff Chang at ACPA18!

Author Plenary Session
2:00 p.m.

George R. Brown Convention Center, General Assembly Room,
3rd floor

Author panel with a book signing to follow
All plenary attendees will receive complimentary copies of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea and We Gon’ Be Alright

Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She travels to war zones and refugee camps to give voice to the millions of people forcibly displaced from their homes. She is a frequent contributor for The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and NPR. Fleming is the author of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, which tells the story of Doaa Al Zamel, a young Syrian refugee who makes the harrowing journey across the Mediterranean Sea to seek asylum in Europe; Doaa fights to survive for days at sea with just a child’s inflatable water ring around her waist—and two little girls clinging to her neck—after her ship is sunk. Fleming first told Doaa’s story on the TED stage, and her talks are featured on TED.com.

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang is the author of We Gon’ Be AlrightCan’t Stop Won’t Stop, and Who We Be. He has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and the winner of the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He is the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Chang’s latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright, is a collection of essays that explores the rise and fall of “diversity;” the roots of student protest; the connections between #OscarsSoWhite and #BlackLivesMatter; changing ideas about Asian Americanness; and, ultimately explains that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time.

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Enter to win signed copies of some of our favorite common reading titles! To enter, simply:

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  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet with the following tags and hashtags: “@macmillanreads #ACPA18 #sweepstakes”
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Macmillan’s ACPA18 Sweepstakes will be open from Saturday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. (CT), until Tuesday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Please see below for the complete rules.

AND our Post-Convention Sweepstakes!

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Enter to win signed books from our ACPA18 Speakers, Melissa Fleming and Jeff Chang! To enter, simply:

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Macmillan’s ACPA18 Speakers Sweepstakes will be open from Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. (CT), until Friday, March 16 at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Please see below for the complete rules.

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Meet Macmillan at #FYE18 in San Antonio!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 41!

FYE Exhibit Hall
Saturday, February 10, 6 p.m.-8:15 p.m. 
Sunday, February 11, 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, February 12, 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#41) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Sunday, February 11

Join us for dinner with Anthony Ray Hinton and Erik Weihenmayer!

7:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, LDR Ballroom

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Anthony Ray Hinton

Anthony Ray Hinton is the author of The Sun Does Shine. He spent nearly thirty years on death row for crimes he did not commit. Released in April 2015, Hinton now speaks widely on prison reform and the power of faith and forgiveness. He lives in Alabama.

Erik Weihenmayer

 

Erik Weihenmayer is a bestselling author, athlete, adventurer, and motivational speaker. He is the only blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He is the author of No BarriersTouch the Top of the World, The Adversity Advantage. He co-founded No Barriers USA, which helps those with special challenges to live active and purposeful lives. He lives in Colorado.

Monday, February 13

Join us for Macmillan’s First-Year Experience Author Lunch!


11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room 221

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow
Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is the author of When They Call You a TerroristShe is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, California. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, public speaker, and the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize recipient.

Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes grew up in Hickory, North Carolina. He co-founded Facebook as a student at Harvard and later led Barack Obama’s digital organizing campaign for president. A former owner of The New Republic magazine, Hughes is now the founder and co-chair of the Economic Security Project. He is the author of Fair Shot and lives in New York’s Greenwich Village with his family.

Sarah Glidden

Sarah Glidden is the author of Rolling Blackoutsand How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, published in 2010 and translated into five languages. Glidden’s work has appeared in various newspapers and magazines and anthologized in The Best American Comics. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of Real American  and  How to Raise an Adult. She served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She holds a B.A. from Stanford, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.F.A. in writing from California College of the Arts. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband, their two children, and her mother.

Join us for dinner with Andrew Forsthoefel!

Andrew Forsthoefel 7 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room 221

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, public speaker, and the author of Walking to Listen. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011, he spent nearly a year walking across the United States. He first recounted part of that journey in a radio story featured on This American Life. He now facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices in personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict resolution, and is currently based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Enter to win signed books from each of our authors who will be speaking at FYE 2018! To enter, simply:

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  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet (see below) with the following tags and hashtags: “@macmillanreads #FYE18 #sweepstakes”
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Join us for Macmillan’s Author Lunch at #FYE18!

Monday, February 12 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.    
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Room 221
Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

fair shotChris Hughes
author of
Fair Shot
Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

when they call you a terroristPatrisse Khan-Cullors
author of
When They Call You a Terrorist
A Black Lives Matter Memoir
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

real americanJulie Lythcott-Haims
author of
Real American
A Memoir
Henry Holt, and Co. | About the Book

rolling blackoutsSarah Glidden
author of
Rolling Blackouts
Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq
Drawn & Quarterly | About the Book

Join us for dinner with Andrew Forsthoefel at #FYE18!

Monday, February 12 • 7 p.m.   
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Room 221
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)

Featuring

walking to listenAndrew Forsthoefel
author of
Walking to Listen
4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time
Bloomsbury USA | About the Book

carry onJason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
authors of
All American Boys
Simon & Schuster, Inc.

 

we need to talkCeleste Headlee
author of
We Need to Talk
How to Have Conversations That Matter
HarperCollins Publishers

you play the girlCarina Chocano
author of
You Play the Girl
On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks & Other Mixed Messages
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Join Us for Dinner with Anthony Ray Hinton and Erik Weihenmayer!

Sunday, February 11 • 7:30 p.m.   
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | LDR Ballroom
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required)

Featuring

the sun does shineAnthony Ray Hinton
author of
The Sun Does Shine
How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

no bariersErik Weihenmayer
authors of
No Barriers
A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

hidden figuresMargot Shetterly
author of
Hidden Figures
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
HarperCollins Publishers

beauty sickRenee Engeln
author of
Beauty Sick
How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women
HarperCollins Publishers

Meet Macmillan at #NODAC2017 in Louisville!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 107!

NODA Exhibit Hall
Sunday, November 5, 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Monday, November 6, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#107) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Join us for lunch with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez!

Xiuhtezcatl MartinezTuesday, November 7 at 12 p.m. 

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow at 1:30 p.m.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 17-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, a powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement, and the author of We Rise. He is the Youth Director of Earth Guardians, which is committed to growing a resilient movement with youth at the forefront, empowering them as leaders and amplifying their impact. At the age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world; he’s spoken at the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro and has addressed the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. He’s worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and moratoriums on fracking in his state, and is currently a plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations. In 2013, Xiuhtezcatl received the United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President’s youth council. His work has been featured on PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Upworthy, The Guardian, Vogue, Bill Maher, Skavlan, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, and VICE, among others.

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Make Your Home Among Strangers is Northern Illinois University’s 2017-19 Common Reading Experience Book!

Make Your Home Among Strangers

Northern Illinois University has selected Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet for their 2017-19 Common Reading Experience program!

First-year students enrolled in UNIV 101 (University Experience), transfer students enrolled in UNIV 201 (Transfer Experience), and many of the First-Year Composition courses are required to read Make Your Home Among Strangers this semester. Faculty in other disciplines, such as English, Communications, and Sociology, have also adopted the book as part of their course-required readings this fall. Make Your Home Among Strangers will also be required reading for incoming first-year students enrolled in UNIV 101 and UNIV 201 during the 2018-19 academic year.

Beyond the classroom, NIU will host a variety of free programs and events around the novel throughout the semester. These events include an open mic night where attendees are encouraged to share their stories addressing the meaning of “home” (October 11); a campus visit from author Jennine Capó Crucet (October 17); a book discussion with NIU’s College of Law built around the novel’s theme of immigration and what that means in the age of the Travel Ban (October 26); and an essay contest open to all first-year students. During Crucet’s campus visit, students will have the opportunity to attend a book discussion with Crucet, attend a community reception where they will be able to meet the author, and watch Crucet give a presentation on her novel.

Northern Illinois University’s Common Reading Experience program selects a book that will be used for two years, in order to facilitate ongoing discussions among first-year and second-year students, as well as throughout the campus community. The primary goals of the program are to:

  • Establish a common, educationally-purposeful experience among first-year students to foster community
  • Provide new students with the opportunity to begin exploring new perspectives and ways of viewing the world
  • Orient new students to critical thinking and the spirit of intellectual inquiry.

Make Your Home Among Strangers was selected by a committee comprised of faculty, staff, community members, and students from a list of approximately twenty titles. The book was ultimately selected because it tackles many themes that are relevant to first-year students at NIU, such as social justice, diversity, immigration, ethics, leaving home, socioeconomic status, and first-generation student experiences. “Although Make Your Home Among Strangers is a work of fiction . . . I think it will be particularly impactful for first-generation students at NIU because they will be able to relate to Lizet’s journey as she deals with the different aspects of transitioning to college in an unfamiliar environment,” said Lauren Napolitano, associate director of the First- and Second-Year Experience. “A lot of the issues Lizet struggles with in her first year at college are the same issues our first-generation students are facing here at NIU.”

Click here to see other schools that have adopted Make Your Home Among Strangers. Visit our Popular Picks page for more common reading options from Macmillan!

Make Your Home Among Strangers • Picador • 416 pages

 

CITIZEN is the 2017-18 Common Book at the University of Kansas!

Citizen

The University of Kansas has selected Citizen by Claudia Rankine as their 2017-18 KU Common Book!

All incoming first-year students received copies of the book at orientation during the school’s welcome week. Common Book events will be held throughout the academic year to enable continued community-wide discussions. Group discussions around Citizen began on August 20, where returning student leaders, faculty, and staff members met with new students and engaged with the core themes of the book.

Claudia Rankine will visit campus to discuss Citizen on September 7, 2017, at 7 p.m. at KU’s Lied Center for “An Evening with Claudia Rankine.” Following this event, Rankine will be back on campus on September 8 at 10 a.m. in Woodruff Auditorium for a Q&A session. Other scheduled Common Book events include a special art exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art that is in conversation with Citizen; a screening of “Whose Streets,” a film that focuses on the events that followed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium on September 13; and a campus community panel and discussion of Citizen on October 25.

Citizen was selected by the Common Book Selection Committee because it is an accessible yet dynamic text that is both relevant within the current cultural moment and also amendable to diverse analyses. “The notions of citizenship and identity loom at the forefront of ongoing debates,” explained Cécile Accilien, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and a member of the KU Common Book Selection Committee. “Rankine skillfully and carefully weaves a tapestry of powerful images moving through various genres ranging from poetry to YouTube videos to expose the violence that many people of color around the globe face on a daily basis.”

To better facilitate discussions around racial issues raised in the book, KU also sought to equip its faculty and staff with the tools to create safe spaces that encourage conducive debates. To fulfill this aim, the university organized two workshops for instructors who plan to use this book; these workshops were run by Dr. Siobhan Scarry, Professor of English at Bethel College, who has written extensively on how Citizen can be used in classrooms. Howard Graham, who leads the KU Common Book program, followed the workshops with an interview with Dr. Scarry where she discussed how she incorporated the book into her own classroom. The Office of First-Year Experience also intends to develop guides and assignments during the spring semester for faculty who are interested in using Citizen in their classroom.

The goal behind the KU Common Book is to engage first-year students in campus wide, topical discussions that allow students, faculty, and staff to build a community and create a shared academic experience. “By reading Citizen, new students will become part of important conversations at KU about how we decrease and eliminate microaggressions and help one another to thrive,” said Sarah Crawford-Parker, Assistant Vice Provost for the First-Year Experience.

The Common Book initiative is a key component of KU’s “Bold Aspirations,” which seeks to share intellectual experiences that invite analysis, foster critical thinking, and reflect the type of reasoned discourse that is expected at the college level. Books are nominated throughout the year by the KU community at large, shortlisted by the Steering Committee, and finally selected by the Selection Committee. Both of these committees include faculty, staff, and KU students. Although the primary focus of the Common Book initiative is to include and acclimate first-year and transfer students to life at KU, all students, and faculty and staff members can participate in the discussions.

Click here to see other schools that have adopted Citizen. Visit our Popular Picks page for more common reading options from Macmillan!

Citizen • Graywolf Press • 160 pages

MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS has been selected for George Mason University’s 2017 #MasonReads program!

Make Your Home Among Strangers

George Mason University has selected Jennine Capó Crucet’s novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, for their 2017 Mason Reads program!

All incoming first-year students will receive copies of the book when they attend orientation in either June or July. Students are required to read Make Your Home Among Strangers before heading to campus at the end of August. The book will not only inspire lively dialogue among students when they first arrive on campus, but it will also be integrated into programs, campus events, and classroom activities throughout the rest of the school year.

Crucet will visit campus and speak at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 12, at 4:30 p.m. This event will be held in partnership with the Fall for the Book festival. More Mason Reads event and programming information is to come.

Every year, the Mason Reads program ushers incoming freshmen into collegiate life by providing them with a shared reading experience. Throughout the year, the selected title is integrated into classroom coursework, campus activities, and special events. George Mason University outlines that the Mason Reads program enables students to:

  • Develop an increased sense of belonging in the community
  • Cultivate a strong connection with faculty and staff
  • Increase development of the Mason graduate
  • Pursue self-discovery and self-awareness
  • Develop stronger connections between curricular and co-curricular activities and involvement.​​

The school hopes that Make Your Home Among Strangers will be a tool through which incoming students can share many common experiences, both in the classroom and around campus.

Click here to see other schools that have adopted Make Your Home Among Strangers. Visit our Popular Picks page for more common reading options from Macmillan!

Make Your Home Among Strangers • Picador • 416 pages

Meet Macmillan at #FYE17 in Atlanta!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 55-56!

FYE Exhibit Hall
Saturday, February 11 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 
Sunday, February 12 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 2-5 p.m.
Monday, February 13 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#55-56) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Saturday, February 11

Join us for dinner with Diane Guerrero!

Diane Guerrero 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Rooms A601/602

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Diane Guerrero is the author of In the Country We Love, and an actress on the hit shows Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. She lives in New York City. 

Monday, February 13

Join us for Macmillan’s Inaugural First-Year Experience Author Lunch!


11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atrium Level
Rooms A601/602

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow
Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson, Ph.D. is the author of White Rage, and a professor of African American studies at Emory University. She is the author of many books and articles, including Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960 and Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights: 1944-1955. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Ben Rawlence

Ben Rawlence is the author of City of Thorns, and a former researcher for Human Rights Watch in the horn of Africa. He is the author of Radio Congo and has written for a wide range of publications, including The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and Prospect. He lives in the Black Mountains in Wales with his wife and daughter.

Richard E Nisbett

Richard E. Nisbett is the author of Mindware. He is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and one of the world’s most respected psychologists. He has been awarded the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychology Association, the William James Fellow Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievements, and the Donald T. Campbell Award for Distinguished Research in Social Psychology, among others. His books The Geography of Thought and Intelligence and How to Get It have been translated into more than ten languages.

Rabia Chaudry

Rabia Chaudry is the author of Adnan’s StoryShe is an attorney, a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and a national security fellow at the New America Foundation. She is the co-host of Undisclosed, one of the top-ranked podcasts in the iTunes store. She is a frequent public speaker, and her writing has appeared in numerous outlets including Time, The Huffington Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Join us for dinner with Damon Tweedy!

Damon Tweedy 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Across from the Marriott Marquis)
International Ballroom North

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Damon Tweedy is the author of Black Man in a White Coat, and a graduate of Duke Medical School and Yale Law School. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham VA Medical Center. He has published articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Annals of Internal Medicine. His columns and op-eds about race and medicine have appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He lives outside Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

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Enter to win a tote bag with six signed books from our authors who will be speaking at FYE 2017! To enter, simply:

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