LOA in the Classroom

Library of America editions are prized by educators who rely on their accuracy and authority and are sought after as classroom resources that reflect American culture and the American past.

As part of its role as a trusted guide to America’s greatest writing, Library of America also develops instructional resources and professional development initiatives that facilitate educational applications of the essential writings we publish.

  • Titles Frequently Adopted for Classroom Use

    Among the Library of America books most often adopted for courses in colleges and high schools are:

    • American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau
    • Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays
    • Flannery O’Connor: Collected Works
    • James Baldwin: Collected Essays
    • Raymond Carver: Collected Stories
    • American Poetry
    • Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography
    • Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches & Writings
    • William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems
    • Writing New York: A Literary Anthology
    • Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology

    For adoption orders, Library of America is distributed by Penguin Random House, 1-800-733-3000. For inquiries regarding a book’s content please see the information available in our online catalog (under BOOKS, above), phone Library of America at 212-308-3360, or e-mail us at info@LOAacademic.org.

    To request desk or exam copies, please see the instructions posted by our distributor, Penguin Random House.

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  • Teacher Resources

    In addition to making America’s greatest writing available to all, Library of America develops instructional resources and professional development initiatives that facilitate educational applications of this writing.

    In 2013, in partnership with Common Ground Environmental High School; Scholastic, Inc.; and the Gould Family Foundation, Library of America launched an education initiative for American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau to help teachers deepen students’ reading skills and comprehension while expanding their understanding of environmental issues. Edited by acclaimed environmentalist Bill McKibben, with a foreword by Al Gore, American Earth gathers the visionary American writing that has changed how we see the natural world and our place in it.

    Our free American Earth Teacher’s Guide aligns the rich texts in American Earth with Common Core standards and equips teachers to incorporate the texts into English, Language Arts, History, and Environmental Science courses.

    We are currently preparing a professional development program centered around this Teacher’s Guide that will train a national network of master educators to teach American Earth at the secondary school level.

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  • Exam Copies and Adoption Orders

    To request desk or exam copies, please see the instructions posted by our distributor, Penguin Random House.

    For adoption orders, Library of America is distributed by Penguin Random House, 1-800-733-3000. For inquiries regarding a book’s content please see the information available in our online catalog (under BOOKS, above), phone Library of America at 212-308-3360 or e-mail us at info@LOAacademic.org.

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