Our colleagues at Macmillan Publishers have curated a new list of must-read books for Black History Month. These books tell the stories of the black experience from a variety of perspectives. Let us know which one is your favorite and why you loved it. I am Perfectly Designed Karamo Brown, Jason "Rachel" Brown, illustrated by Anoosha Syed For Black Girls Like Me Mariama J. Lockington A Blade So Black L.L. McKinney A Dream So Dark L.L. McKinney The Good Luck Girls Charlotte Nicole Davis Black is a Rainbow Color Angela Joy; illustrated by Ekua Holmes Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi Children of Virtue and Vengeance Tomi Adeyemi Song Below Water, A Bethany C. Morrow Epic Athletes: Serena Williams Dan Wetzel, Sloane Leong Epic Athletes: LeBron James Dan Wetzel, Setor Fiadzigbey Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry Dan Wetzel, Zeke Peña Epic Athletes: Kevin Durant Dan Wetzel, Marcelo Baez Serena: The Littlest Sister Karlin Gray, Monica Ahanonu Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound Kathleen Cornell Berman, Keith Henry Brown So Tall Within : Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom Gary D. Schmidt, Daniel Minter 28 Days : Moments in Black History that Changed the World Charles R. Smith, Jr., Shane W. Evans We March Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans Woke : A Young Poet's Call to Justice Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrated by), Jason Reynolds (Contributions by) All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto George M. Johnson Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Echo Brown If It Makes You Happy Claire Kann Let's Talk About Love Claire Kann The Sun Does Shine Anthony Ray Hinton What Truth Sounds Like Michael Eric Dyson When They Call You A Terrorist Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele Meals, Music, and Muses : Recipes from My African American Kitchen Alexander Smalls, Veronica Chambers Black Man in a White Coat Dr. Damon Tweedy Luster Raven Leilani Blacktop Wasteland S.A. Cosby Riot Baby Tochi Onyebuchi Remembrance Rita Woods dayliGht: Poems Roya Marsh The Black God's Drums Djèlí Clark The Haunting of Tram Car 015 Djèlí Clark More Myself Alicia Keys Jay-Z Michael Eric Dyson 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Hid Willie Mays and John Shea Path Made Clear, The Oprah Winfrey Prince: A Private View Afshin Shahidi The Mamba Mentality Kobe Bryant Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story Talib Kweli So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know Retta
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Today Macmillan Learning announced that the STEM Education Summit will focus this year on the future of work. The meeting -- held annually with us and Scientific American, the longest-running magazine in the US -- was established to help find solutions to best educate and empower the next generation of STEM students; for the seventh year, the event will bring together thought leaders from the education, business, policy, and technology communities to explore how to best do that. T he STEM Education Summit will be held on Sept. 26 at the Central Library in Austin, Texas. The event is free to the public via livestream .
“As we enter what many are calling the fourth industrial revolution, this year’s focus on the future of work couldn't be more timely. We believe that the STEM Summit is a great way to bring together education’s evangelists to discuss how to prepare students for their best future,” said Susan Winslow, General Manager, Macmillan Learning. Sessions include*:
The Merger of Education and Work Brandon Busteed , President, Kaplan University Partners
Access, Equity, & Engagement: Equipping Students to Thrive After Graduation Panel features Dr. Danette Howard , SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation, Dr. Allen Delong , Senior Associate Dean, Center for Purposeful Work, Bates College and Scott Carlson , Senior Writer, The Chronicle
Gigged Sarah Kessler , Author & Editor-in-Chief, Quartz Magazine
Developing a STEM Workforce at Scale: The Power of a Coalition Supporting Education Janet Auer , Global Advisor Education Programs, Chevron and Susanne Thompson , SVP, Corporate Education Partnerships, Discovery Education
The Entrepreneurial Future of Education Fireside chat between Susan Winslow and Dr. Robert Lue , Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.
Computer Science Education for All Matt Dawson, Engineering Education Program Manager, Google
Teaching AI Lightning talk by Michelle Zimmerman , Director of Teaching and Learning Sciences, Renton Prep
Big Data, Wellness and Disease Dr. Lee Hood , SVP and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health; Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and Professor, ISB
Diverse Pathways to Career Success Dr. David Soo , Chief of Staff, Jobs for the Future and Jennifer Stredler , VP of Workforce Development, Salesforce Foundation, Caitlyn Brazill , EVP, Development & Communications, Per Scholas
Student Perspectives on STEM & Work Tricia Berry , Director, Texas Girls Collaborative Project, The University of Texas at Austin along with three students from Cockrell School of Engineering
Reflections from a former Google Science Fair Winner Kenneth Shinozuka, Current Harvard College Student
Ethics in Tech: Casey Fiesler , Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
In addition to presentations and panels, the conference will include a demo from Komal Dadlani, CEO and Founder, Lab4U on a mobile technology she believes is poised to help democratize science.
Follow #STEMSummit2019 on Twitter and on @MacmillanLearn. Media interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Speakers and sessions are as of September 6, 2019 and are subject to change.
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Finding the right course materials can be critical to helping students on their learning journey. That’s why we really enjoyed learning that The Open Syllabus Project found, a fter reviewing more than six million syllabi, that Macmillan Learning course materials were assigned by the most college instructors for courses in English Literature, History and Psychology.
The Open Syllabus Project found that A Writer's Reference from Bedford/St. Martin’s was the second most assigned title from every course material being used across college campuses today, appearing in more than 7,500 course syllabi. It also beat out classics like Canterbury Tales to become the most assigned text in English Literature . Other top titles are The American Promise: A History of the United States by James L. Roark published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, which was the most assigned title in History appearing in more than 4,000 course syllabi; and Psychology by David G. Myers from Worth Publishers, which was the most assigned title in Psychology appearing in more than 2,000 course syllabi.
Some of the other course materials from Macmillan Learning and our imprints (including imprints Bedford/St. Martin’s, W.H. Freeman, and Worth Publishers) that were among the top 10 most assigned materials in their respective subjects include:
Discovering the Universe , Neil F. Comins
Universe , William J. Kaufmann
Biology: Molecular Cell Biology , Harvey F. Lodish
Quantitative Chemical Analysis , Daniel C. Harris
Macroeconomics , N. Gregory Mankiw
A Writer's Reference, Diana Hacker
A Pocket Style Manual, Diana Hacker
World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives , Alex Pulsipher, Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher
The American Promise: A History of the United State s, James L. Roark
A Pocket Guide to Writing in History , Mary Lynn Rampolla
Introduction to the Practice of Statistics , George P. McCabe, David S. Moore
A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking , Dan O.'Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, Robert A. Stewart
A Speaker's Guidebook: Text and Reference , Dan O.'Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, Robert A. Stewart
Psychology , David G. Myers
Exploring Psychology , David G. Myers
We don’t plan on resting on our laurels, and will continue to invest in new and diverse voices and content. New course materials for use in the upcoming academic year will be announced soon, and we’re very much looking forward to issuing these future classics.
The Open Syllabus Project uses machine learning to analyze millions of syllabi to understand the college teaching, publishing, and intellectual traditions around the world. They are based at the American Assembly, non-profit organization affiliated with Columbia University.
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It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing this weekend of ground-breaking economist, professor, and Macmillan Learning author Alan Krueger. We’ve had the pleasure of working with and learning from Alan for more than 15 ye ars and deeply admired his commitment to secondary and post-secondary education, both as an instructor and researcher at Princeton and through his authorship. He believed strongly that through an understanding of economics, students would be better learners and develop practical skills to make them better decision makers. While Alan was widely known for his public service as an economist who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations and for leading ground-breaking research in labor economics, specifically on minimum wage policies, we knew him as part of the Macmillan family of authors. We are proud to have published his book Explorations in Economics, which serves as another tribute to his scholarship and commitment to education. Charles Linsmeier & craig bleyer
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This year marks the 175th anniversary of Macmillan. What began as a bookshop founded by two brothers, Daniel and Alexander Macmillan, spawned a global publishing house with business lines ranging from literature, poetry, research, and of course, learning solutions. With no formal education, Daniel and Alexander launched their bookshop at the tender ages of 30 and 25, respectively. Alexander Macmillan was renowned for his support for authors and for bringing thought leaders together from the fields of science, philosophy, literature, politics and the arts. His salons in the London offices of Macmillan, dubbed ‘Tobacco Parliaments’, formed the hub of conversation about books, writing and reading, which led to the development of friendships and new ideas, including the foundation of Nature and the publishing of Millicent Fawcett, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Macmillan’s Magazine . Through our work with students and instructors, we honor the same values that have sustained Macmillan for 175 years: quality, innovation, independence, and a passion for learning and communicating the joy of discovery. The imprints and enterprises that make up Macmillan Learning each have distinctive origin stories—stories of individuals with unique ideas for producing educational materials using the latest technology, created in full awareness of what works best for teaching and learning. "If a large tree grows from this small seed we shall be grateful." Daniel Macmillan, London, 1843 We'll be posting more about #Macmillan175 throughout the year. Check back for updates and watch this fun video about our history: Macmillan 175th Anniversary - YouTube.
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