New and Noteworthy on Kanopy

For award-winning films and intriguing documentaries, Kanopy is the place to go. Your Pratt Library card gives you access to up to 10 movies and episodes each month on Kanopy. Check out the full collection today!

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Lion, Film

An organ transplant committee has one hour to decide which of three patients deserves a life-saving heart. Seven years later, the committee members struggle with the consequences of that fateful decision.

The God Committee, Film

The true story of a small town, working class father who embarks on a solo walk across the U.S. to crusade against bullying after his son is tormented in high school for being gay.

Joe Bell, Film

This award-winning documentary tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists.. The many first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America.

The Girls In The Band, Film

Here are some other popular film and documentaries on Kanopy:

Download eBooks for Kids this Holiday Season

This month is jam packed with holidays with Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa happening. Here’s a selection of children’s books to help celebrate. Also this December, make sure to schedule time to stop by the Central Library to check out the Pratt’s Winter Windows, they are sure to help get you in the holiday spirit!

Hanukkah Moon
by Deborah Da Costa and Gosia Mosz eBook
Eight Winter Nights
by Lauren Krauss Melmed and
Elisabeth Schlossberg
Lots Of Latkes
by Sandy Lanton
and Vicki Jo Redenbaugh
North Pole Ninjas
by Tyler Knott Greyson and Sarah Linden eBook
The Night Before Christmas
by Clement C. Moore and Bill Bell
How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss
Kevin’s Kwanzaa
by Lisa Bullard and Costanza Basaluzzo eBook
by Julie Murray
Together For Kwanzaa
by Juwanda G. Ford

New Documentaries on Kanopy

Learn more about history, culture, politics, and more with documentaries on Kanopy. Don’t forget, you can stream up to 10 movies or episodes each month. Take a look at what’s new right now!

On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson was found dead in his high school gymnasium rolled up in a gym mat. Told through the eyes of KJ’s family and close friends, the film shares this truly historic, heartbreaking, and unbelievable story with the world for the first time.

Finding Kendrick Johnson

An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs — the controversial Black driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier in the storied history of the Indy 500.

Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story

The life and career of rock ‘n’ roll icon Joan Jett from her years with The Runaways to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. With her inimitable singles “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” and “Bad “Reputation” Joan Jett inspired a generation of young women to rock.

Bad Reputation

Tommie Smith, the gold medalist who is known for raising his fist after accepting a medal at the 1968 Olympic games in protest of racial inequality, looks back 50 years to the moment that helped define a movement and changed the course of his life forever.

With Drawn Arms

Children Books for Native American Heritage Month

This November, enjoy learning more about Native American  history and culture with these recommendations. Happy reading!

This picture-book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas.

Sharice’s Big Voice, by Sharice Davids, Book | eBook

Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to how it thrives today. 

Powwow, by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane, Book | eBook

The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. This is a look at modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, by Traci Sorell, Book | eBook

I Sang You Down From The Stars
by Tasha Spillet-Sumner
We All Play
by Julie Flett

On The Trapline
by David Robertson

Spotlight on Nonfiction

Looking for what new to read this November? Head on over to Overdrive and download these new nonfiction books.

Few members of the Trump inner circle served longer or were as close to the first family as Stephanie Grisham, and few had her unique insight into the turbulent four years of the administration, especially the personalities behind the headlines.

I’ll Take Tour Questions Now, by Stephanie Grisham, eBook

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing.

Unprotected, by Billy Porter, eBook

Don’t miss the definitive oral history of the hit television franchise, The Real Housewives, from its unlikely start in the gated communities of Orange County to the pop culture behemoth it has become—spanning eight cities, hundreds of cast members, and millions of fans.

Not All Diamonds and Rose, by Dave Quinn, eBook

The vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, from the rise of autocracy unleashed by Trump to the January 6 insurrection, and a warning that those forces remain as potent as ever—from the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump.

Midnight In Washington, by Adam Schiff, eBook

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.

Taste, by Stanley Tucci, eBook

Also, New on Overdrive…

by Stacey Abrams and Selena Montgomery

Memory Of Departure
by Abdulrazak Gurnah
by Lucy Holland