In 2009, Participant Media launched an on-going series of Participant Media Guides to issues of critical concern that have been the focus of features and documentary films we've produced.
Since then, Participant and PublicAffairs have published a total of 8 titles and are presently finalizing the topics for four future books. All of these guides provide well-research information about the critical, topical issues of our times; the filmmakers' points of view about their chosen topic; and helpful suggestions for readers should they wish to make a positive impact on the issue under discussion. Two books in the series have reach #1 New York Times Best Seller status: A Participant Media guide to FOOD, Inc.: How Industrial Food is Making us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer—And What You Can Do About It, and Waiting for "SUPERMAN"; How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools.
For young adult readers Participant Media partnered with Puffin, a Division of the Penguin Publishing Group to publish Girls Gone Green by Lynn Hirshfield. Containing over 20 profiles of everyday girls and notable young female celebrities who have started "green" projects to help their schools and communities, this award-winning book is an inspiration for anyone who wants to help save our planet. The book has spawned a vibrant social media community of young green-minded activists sharing tips, news and other environmental insights.