Free Copies of Ayn Rand’s Books for Your High School Classroom!
“I rank Rand’s novels at the top of my list. I always recommend her to students and teachers. She has a way of touching students in a meaningful way.”—High school teacher in Georgia
About the books
Anthem and The Fountainhead both contain many elements that appeal strongly to young readers. They are inspiring and exciting stories, with heroic characters fighting for their ideals. The novels portray events with profound and timeless significance, challenging readers to decide not just what will happen to particular characters, but what their own lives and the world should be like.
This novelette tells of a dark world of the future, a society so collectivized that even the word “I” has vanished from the language and one man’s defiance of that society. Anthem’s theme is: the meaning and glory of man’s ego. Anthem is appropriate for grades 9 and 10.
“The students loved this novel. They were intrigued from the beginning to the end. The word spread and I had students from other classes coming in to borrow the book. I think it rates as an all time favorite.”—9th grade teacher from Georgia
The Fountainhead is the story of an innovative, uncompromisingly independent architect, Howard Roark, and his battle against a tradition-worshipping society. Its theme is “individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man’s soul.” Ayn Rand presented here for the first time her projection of an ideal man. The Fountainhead is appropriate for grades 11 and 12.
“I love teaching the story because it forces students to think on their own.”—High school teacher from Pennsylvania
All you have to do is teach the book!
With the generous help of our donors and your local businesses, the Ayn Rand Institute is providing free copies of Ayn Rand’s novels, along with teacher’s guides and lesson plans, to high schools in the US and Canada. If you are a teacher, and you would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to teach Ayn Rand’s novels in your classroom, please complete our request form.
“Seeing [my students’] enthusiasm, another teacher taught [Anthem] to her sections as well.”—High school teacher in Virginia
“[The Fountainhead] provoked much class discussion. One student said it encouraged her to stand up to her parents on her career choice. I like the idea of individualism and independent thinking. It is a well-written piece of literature.”—11th grade teacher
“I like the thorough teacher’s guide. I believe her books are contemporary classics.”—High school teacher in Wisconsin
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