Since 2002, more than 70,000 teachers have received free copies of Rand’s novels for their classrooms. Here’s why:
Ayn Rand’s novels appeal to young readers like few other books do. They are rich with dramatic storytelling, strong and complex characters, and enduring themes. They also challenge students to think more deeply about the world, about the choices they make in their lives, and about the kind of person they want to become.
In addition to the books, we provide teachers with dozens of free resources that make it easier to incorporate the books into a curriculum and spark in-class discussion—from teachers guides and lesson plans to chapter lead-in videos and virtual classroom Q&As with our team of experts.
During her own lifetime, Ayn Rand became a famous and controversial figure. A best-selling author, she also carried her message to university classrooms, to Hollywood, to Congress, to the editorial page, to talk shows and radio programs. Her presence has only increased since her death in 1982, as her philosophy has become more well-known. Today, her books have sold in the millions, and she’s the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, a U.S. postage stamp, university courses, and a philosophical society devoted to the study of her thought.
Fueled by her vision of man as a heroic being and by the original philosophy behind it, more and more people, from all walks of life, from businessmen to students to professors to athletes to artists, are saying the same thing: “Ayn Rand’s writings changed my life.”
This program is made possible by the donors of the Ayn Rand Institute and especially the following individuals and organizations, who want to give students the opportunity to read and discuss Rand’s novels in school.
The Ayn Rand Institute offers a variety of educational experiences to promote greater understanding of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and, through the writing and speaking of our experts, advocates her principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism. Learn more about ways to support us.
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