SOURCE: The Ayn Rand Center

The Ayn Rand Center

August 26, 2013 07:00 ET

Teachers Demand Rand!

Ayn Rand's Novels Ordered in Record Numbers by High School Teachers; Rand's Novella Anthem Set for a Historic 75th Year

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - The Ayn Rand Institute announces that its "Books to Teachers" program has set a new record. Over 418,000 books were ordered by high school teachers in the 2012-2013 school year, edging out 2011-2012's previous all-time high.

The ARI Books to Teachers program, now in its 11th year, has sent over 2,800,000 books to teachers throughout North America. Teachers who request Rand's novels agree to teach them to their students, and ARI provides teacher's guides to those who wish to use them.

All of Ayn Rand's four novels are available to teachers, but Rand's novella Anthem has been by far the most popular title. ARI has given away over 1,600,000 copies of Anthem since the program first began in 2002.

2013 is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Anthem, and this year sees the story's arrival at New York City's Baryshnikov Arts Center. An off-Broadway play of Anthem, adapted for the stage by Jeff Britting, will run for a limited, ten-week engagement. www.anthemtheplay.com

The Ayn Rand Institute has speakers available for interviews.

The Ayn Rand Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the philosophy of Ayn Rand, author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead." For more information on Objectivism and Ayn Rand, visit www.aynrand.org.

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