Meet Macmillan at #FYE19 in Las Vegas!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 28!

FYE Exhibit Hall
Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Sunday, February 17, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, February 18, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#28) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Sunday, February 17

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

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Caesars Palace
Neopolitan Ballroom, Promenade Level

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow
Anna-Rosling-Rönnlund c Jann Lipka

Anna Rosling Rönnlund is a co-author of  Factfulness. She is the daughter-in-law of Hans Rosling. Anna, along with her husband, Ola, and Hans, co-founded the Gapminder Foundation: a nonprofit that fights devastating misconceptions about global development, produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics,  promotes a fact-based worldview everyone can understand, and collaborates with universities, UN, public agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Anna Clark

Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, the Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications. Anna edited A Detroit Anthology, a Michigan Notable Book, and she has been a writer-in-residence in Detroit public schools as part of the InsideOut Literary Arts program. She has also been a Fulbright fellow in Nairobi, Kenya and a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan. She is the author of  The Poisoned City.

Andrea Malkin Brenner

Andrea Malkin Brenner is the co-author of How to College. She consults with colleges who wish to create their own first-year transitions courses. She was a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at American University for 20 years.

Lara Hope Schwartz

Lara Hope Schwartz is the co-author of How to CollegeShe teaches in the Department of Government at the American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) and is the Director of the Project on Civil Discourse. She came to the SPA after a career as an attorney, civil rights advocate, and strategist.

Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones is the author of Dreamland. He is a journalist, author and storyteller whose two acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction about Mexico and Mexican immigration—True Tales From Another Mexico and Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream—made him, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, “the most original writer on Mexico and the border.” He lives in Los Angeles.

Join us for Dinner with Nathaniel Rich and
Dashka Slater!

7:00 p.m.
Caesars Palace, Neopolitan Ballroom (Promenade Level)

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth. He is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and his essays have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Beast. He is also the author of three novels—King Zeno, Odds Against Tomorrow, and The Mayor’s Tongue—and a book about film noir, San Francisco Noir: The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and young son.

Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater has written many books, including Baby Shoes, The Sea Serpent and Me, Escargot, and Dangerously Ever After. She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She lives in California. She is the author of The 57 Bus.

 

PLUS—don’t miss our Twitter Sweepstakes!

Enter to win signed books from each of our authors who will be speaking at FYE 2019! To enter, simply:

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You’re Invited to Macmillan’s Author Lunch at #FYE19!

Sunday, February 17th • 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    
Caesars Palace | Neopolitan Ballroom
(Promenade Level)
Lunch and author panel, with book signings to follow

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

Featuring:

factfulnessAnna Rosling Rönnlund
co-author of
Factfulness
Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Flatiron Books | About the Book

how to collegeAndrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Hope Schwartz
authors of
How to College
What to Know Before You Go (and When You’re There)
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

the poisoned cityAnna Clark
author of
The Poisoned City
Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Henry Holt, and Co. | About the Book

dreamlandSam Quinones
author of
Dreamland
The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Bloomsbury USA | About the Book

Join us for dinner with Nathaniel Rich and Dashka Slater at #FYE19!

Sunday, February 17 • 7 p.m.   
Caesars Palace | Neopolitan Ballroom
Dinner and author panel, with book signings to follow

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

Featuring:

losing earthNathaniel Rich
author of
Losing Earth
A Recent History
MCD Books | About the Book

the 57 busDashka Slater
author of
The 57 Bus
A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Farrar, Straus & Giroux BYR | About the Book

dear americaJose Antonio Vargas
author of
Dear America
Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
HarperCollins Publishers

beautiful boyDavid Sheff
author of
Beautiful Boy
A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

SIGN UP NOW for NODA’s “Publishers Present: Recommended Reading for First-Year Programs” Webinar!

Join us for “Publishers Present: Recommended Reading for First-Year Programs,” a free webinar about essential new books for First-Year Experience and common reading programs, on Tuesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. Central—featuring a presentation and Q&A with Bored and Brilliant author Manoush Zomorodi!

Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush Zomorodi is the creator of WNYC’s podcast Note to Self and the co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. StableG uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative. Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Zomorodi’s passion and expertise. Learn about her book, Bored and Brilliant here.

    

This webinar will also feature . . . 

something must be doneKristen Green
author of
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County
A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

HarperCollins Publishers

no apparent distressRachel Pearson
author of
No Apparent Distress
A Doctor’s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
W.W. Norton

the stuffSharlee Jeter and Sampson Davis
authors of
The Stuff
Unlock Your Power to Overcome Challenges, Soar, and Suceed
Simon & Schuster

 

This webinar is open to all NODA members. Click here to register!

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.

PLUS! Don’t miss our Twitter Sweepstakes!

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

  • Follow @macmillanreads on Twitter
  • Retweet our sweepstakes tweet (see below) with the following tags and hashtags: “@macmillanreads #FYE18 #sweepstakes”
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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

 

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

Join us for dinner with Damon Tweedy at #FYE17!

Monday, February 13 • 7 p.m.   
Hyatt Regency Atlanta | Embassy Ballroom ABC
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

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

Featuring

black man in a white coatDamon Tweedy
author of
Black Man in a White Coat
A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine
Picador USA | About the Book

carry onLisa Fenn
author of
Carry On
A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family
HarperCollins

salt housesHala Alyan
author of
Salt Houses
A Novel
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

on fireJohn O’Leary
author of
On Fire
The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
Simon & Schuster

Join us for dinner with Diane Guerrero at #FYE17!

Saturday, February 11 • 7:45-9:30 p.m.   
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Rooms A601/602
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free

Featuring

in the country we loveDiane Guerrero
author of
In the Country We Love
My Family Divided
Henry Holt, & Co.  | About the Book

carry onColson Whitehead
author of
The Underground Railroad
A Novel
Knopf Doubleday

salt housesJ.D. Vance
author of
Hillbilly Elegy
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
HarperCollins

on fireGarrard Conley
author of
Boy Erased
A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
Penguin