Heidi’s Summer Reading List


You heard her on Midday with Tom Hall on WYPR Thursday.  Now here is how to get your hands on Pratt President & CEO Heidi Daniel’s Summer Reading selections. Click the covers to reserve your copy at the Pratt today.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Oprah’s 2018 Book Club pick, is the story of a couple who are torn apart when the husband is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century

John Woman by Walter Mosley

Due out in September, John Woman is a novel of ideas about the sexual and intellectual coming-of-age of an unusual man who goes by the name Woman.

Check out Walter Mosley’s Pratt Writers LIVE event on October 4

Under Fire by April Ryan

Coming out this September, April Ryan’s new memoir delves into her work as a White House correspondent reporting on the Trump Presidency.

Come see April Ryan at Pratt Writer’s LIVE on September 11. 

Educated by Tara Westover

Memoir of a young girl who was kept out of school by her survivalist family, and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Daily Show host’s memoir details his upbringing in South Africa.


Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Picture book about a little boy who loves mermaids and wants to be one. His abuela takes him on a magical adventure to show him anyone can be a mermaid

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

When middle schooler Amina’s mosque is vandalized, she uses her singing voice to bring her diverse community together.

Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

Illustrated by Emily Hughes, Charlie & Mouse is an easy reader book about two imaginative brothers.