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The Academic Department of HarperCollins Publishers is devoted to providing the best in fiction and non-fiction titles and instructor resources for high school and college levels.

We also provide discounted review copies for educators and are happy to help with desk copy requests through our online form. We hope the resources you’ll find throughout our site will help you decide which books are right for you and your students. As always if you have any questions please email us at academic@harpercollins.com.

Diane Burrowes
Kim Racon
Michael Fynan

Academic Marketing Department
HarperCollins Publishers

First-Year Student

With a wide variety of books to spark discussion, HarperAcademic’s selection of First-Year titles is the perfect place to find the common book for your students.

Click here to view our First-Year website where you will find new and featured titles, past NODA and FYE speakers’ presentations, and information on special editions and bulk ordering. We’re happy to provide suggestions and sample copies. Contact us at academic@harpercollins.com.

Weekly Feature

J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy in the Classroom

JD-Vancy-HillbillyThis fall, thousands of college students will read Hillbilly Elegy. A common book for freshman at Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Denver, and the University of Miami (Ohio), Hillbilly Elegy has also been assigned in a variety of courses from composition and sociology to economics and political science.

Did you miss J. D. Vance at this year’s First-Year Experience conference? Don’t worry. All of our authors’ presentations are here!

Our teaching guide features guided reading questions and writing prompts that will help you and your students explore the personal and sociological problems facing America’s white working class.

Need a desk copy? Request it here.