#ReadWell 4 #ShakespeareinthePark


Thank you for joining Penguin Random House’s #ReadWell 4 #ShakespeareinthePark campaign, in partnership with The Public Theater and Literacy Partners. Now through August 13, during The Public Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, you have an opportunity to #ReadWell and to help young readers in local communities throughout New York City. All you have to do is read. Browse and read the free, timed excerpts from our books by and about William Shakespeare to trigger book donations from Penguin Random House to Literacy Partners, up to 10,000 books. Go straight to the source with excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s DreamJulius Caesar, Macbeth and more Shakespeare plays; brush up on your history with excerpts from biographies and history; and celebrate Shakespeare’s place in today’s world with modern retellings from authors such as Margaret Atwood and Ann Tyler.


Check the top of each excerpt to see how many minutes you will contribute and how many books we will donate. Start reading now and #ReadWell 4 #ShakespeareinthePark.



More about Literacy Partners


Literacy Partners is dedicated to strengthening New York City families through its two-generation approach to education.  It offers free classes to low-income parents to develop literacy and language skills, while incorporating child development and parenting support to boost their children’s early reading, school readiness and social-emotional growth. Click here to learn about more ways you can get involved and give back through Literacy Partners.



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Penguin Random House and its family of publishing divisions and imprints are proud to partner with The Public Theater and Literacy Partners. Read more about how we partner with authors to create stories that inform, entertain, and inspire here, and click here to watch and learn more about our commitment to publishing responsibly.