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ROSEN PUBLISHING: Providing Information to Schools and Libraries in the 21st Century

How does one combine a commitment to social justice, technological innovation for desired outcomes, and a publishing ethos whose origins go back to the 1950s? At Rosen Publishing we set out fifteen years ago to answer that very question. With a sixty-five year tradition of independent publishing in the school and library space, we considered ourselves particularly well-positioned to impact the lives of one of our constituencies— at risk youth— with new information and new solutions.

We have a number of guiding principles that help us in this process. The first is that there is no taboo information, only information. Within our nonfiction guidance program we have published on date rape and acquaintance rape, teen suicide, dating violence, body-piercing and tattooing, crystal-meth abuse, STDs, and countless other vital issues that can affect teens. This fall, we are publishing a series devoted to Confronting Violence Against Women. One title in this series, Female Genital Cutting, directly addresses young women who are most vulnerable to this barbaric practice that has no medical benefit and no scriptural mandate. It is a tradition that even tribal elders, prominent imams, and immigrant community leaders are now rallying against, tacitly agreeing with what Alice Walker has written about the practice: "Culture is not torture." Recent studies indicate that the number of women and girls at risk for FGC in North America has doubled over the last ten years. More than half a million women and girls living in the U.S. are at risk for being forced to undergo the procedure at home or abroad. More than one-fifth of those at risk are under the age of 18.

Rosen Publishing has an enduring tradition of addressing topics such as this and ensuring dissemination of the information through library-bound editions of our books, which have made their way into the circulating reference collections of every library in North America and many other English-speaking countries around the world. A technological expansion of our publishing methods has added to our reach, allowing our material to live in numerous formats: as print books, as eBooks, as interactive eBooks, and as entries in extensive subscription databases. Our databases are continually updated and periodically reformatted as with our newly relaunched flagship resource, www.teenhealthandwellness.com. Our digital material is created in responsive HTML, thus allowing for it to be accessed on all devices. Our proprietary epointplus platform provides the capability for unlimited, simultaneous access as well as offline viewing and individual user-level annotations, thus ensuring equity of access for vulnerable populations who do not necessarily have the desired connectivity. Rosen's commitment to social justice exists not only in the content we choose to publish but also within the technology that hosts and disseminates our content: a happy nexus of our intentions and goals.

This month we released: Racial Profiling and Discrimination: Your Legal Rights as part of our Know Your Rights series. Whether this title is read in paperback or a library-bound edition, whether accessed on a tablet or a smart phone, if the information provided can help one young man or woman of color effectively negotiate an encounter with the police then we at Rosen will have done our job, fulfilling in the 21st century one of our mandates established in the 20th.

Headlines

Rosen Partners with Librarians to Create Digital Product
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/e-content/digital-publishing-in-praise-of-pioneers/

Rosen Publishing Acquires Jackdaw Publications
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/67192-rosen-publishing-acquires-jackdaw-publications.html

The African American Quartet Series
NBC's Books to Read during Black History Month
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/14-books-read-black-history-month-n301786

School Library Journal interviews author, Lorenzo Pace
http://www.slj.com/2014/12/diversity/slj-pictures-of-the-week-inside-artist-and-author-lorenzo-paces-studio/#_

Booklist interviews author, Lorenzo Pace
http://www.booklistonline.com/Talking-With-Lorenzo-Pace-Daniel-Kraus/pid=7278416

SLJ Names Core Concepts: Biology and Chemistry Best New Databases of 2014
http://www.slj.com/2015/02/reviews/best-of/best-databases-watch-science-spring-into-action-with-these-must-have-resources/

Financial Literacy Database Receives LMC/ARBA Best in Reference Award
http://rosenpub.net/marketing/FinLit/FL_LMC_ARBA_Release14.pdf

Rosen Rosen Buys Enslow Publishing
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/industry-deals/article/64477-roger-rosen-buys-enslow-publishing.html

Rosen Publishing Donates 20,000 Books to Houston Public LIbrary
http://www.examiner.com/article/rosen-publishing-donates-20-000-books-to-houston-public-library

Roger Rosen Interviewed on "No Shelf Required"
Roger speaks about the multifaceted nature of being a publisher of digital content, and much more. http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/2014/04/04/interview-with-roger-rosen-on-embracing-technology-selectively-and-holistically/

Core Concepts: Periodic Table appears in E-Content Quarterly
http://rosenpub.net/marketing/CoreConcepts/PTReview_EContent.pdf

 

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