Get your Head in the Game with April’s Nonfiction Picks

Game on! This spring run over to your local branch to check out one of these sport-related books. From the highlighting some of baseball’s memorable moments to tackling complexities of college football, there are some great picks for readers.

They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: The ‘69 Mets, New York City and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History
By Wayne Coffey

The astonishing story of the 1969 Miracle Mets, the most improbable World Series champions in baseball history is told from Wayne Coffey, the New York Times best-selling author of The Boys of Winter.

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University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education
By Joshua Hunt

In the world of college sports, winning means big dollars. But that money often comes at a cost. University of Nike explores the University of Oregon’s complex relationship with Nike and how the arrangement has undermined the school’s academic integrity, transparency, and campus culture.

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Also new this April:

The Marginalized Majority: Claiming our Power in a Post-Truth America
By Onnesha Roychoudhuri

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The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation
By Mark Bowden

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen
By Mary Norris

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No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War
By J.J Mulligan Sepúlveda

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No Happy Endings
By Nora McInerny

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The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of A Medieval Manuscript, From Genocide To Justice
By Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

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Get a Pratt Library Card Today

We are proud to announce that we have recently loosened the restrictions to get an Enoch Pratt Free Library Card. All you need is an approved ID! Don’t forget, anyone who lives or owns property in Maryland is eligible for a free library card.

Stop by the circulation desk at your local branch with one of the following IDs:

  • Driver’s license
  • City-issued municipal ID
  • MTA ID
  • Government-issued ID: Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Military, Department of Corrections, or Certificate of Citizenship/Naturalization
  • State-issued identification card
  • School-issued ID: public school, private school, college or university
  • Employer-issued ID
  • Shelter ID
  • Bank-issued photo ID: credit and debit cards

With a Pratt Card, you open yourself to a new world of possibilities. You can check out books, dvds and more from our catalog, use our digital resources and more.

To find out more about the getting a Pratt Library Card and a full list of acceptable IDs please visit here.

What’s Hitting the Shelves for Kids

Take a look at what’s new at the Pratt for young readers.

Under My Hijab
By Hena Khan

As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab. This book provides a friendly introduction to hijabs for all readers.

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The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James
By Ashley Herring Blake

Twelve-year-old Sunny navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel.

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By Mo Willems

Mo Willems composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl’s journey to center stage.

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Other new Children’s Books:

This Promise Of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce

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The Sun Shines Everywhere
By Mary Ann

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5 Minute Marvel Stories
By Marvel Press Book Group

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Let’er Buck! George Fletcher, The People’s Champion
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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The Book Hog
By Greg Pizzoli

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By Christian Robinson

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Read your Way to Financial Freedom

Tax season is coming to an end! In fact, Tax Day 2019 (April 15) is right around the corner. Some look forward to tax season while others despise it. Regardless, here’s a list of personal finance books that might assist you with achieving any of your financial goals this year.

Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need
By Grant Sabatier

In Financial Freedom, Grant Sabatier takes readers step-by-step through the strategies to get out of debt, make your 9-5 job optional, and above all, live the life you want.

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Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together
By Erin Lowry

Instead of complicated 401k strategies and jargon-filled debt advice, Erin Lowry’s hilarious, easy-to-understand guide is the perfect way for financial management newbies to get their money in order or elevate their personal finance know-how.

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You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
By Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero channels the sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass a bestselling hit. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

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Women & Money
By Suze Orman

Straight-talking money guru Suze Orman understands what women want when it comes to personal finance- a trusted source who understands that time is a precious commodity and security is the goal.

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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
By Dave Ramsey

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Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
By Vicki Robin
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How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is
By Teresa Ghilarducci

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Bon Appétit! New Cookbooks and Health Books at the Pratt

Whether you eat to live or live to eat, there are new cook and health related books available at the Pratt. Check out these books ranging from topics detailing the new Keto Diet craze to recipes to help get your parties started.

Keto Diet: Your 30 Day Plan To Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain Health And Reverse Disease
By Dr. Josh Axe

Keto Diet identifies and details five different ketogenic protocols and explains why picking the right one for your body and lifestyle is essential to your success. Inside, you’ll find all the tools they need to say goodbye to stubborn fat and chronic disease once and for all.

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Eat To Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
By William W. Li, MD

Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases.

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The Last O.G. Cookbook: How to Get Mad Culinary Skills
By Tray Barker

Keep the party going at home with recipes inspired by the hit TBS comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Learn how to make dishes including Dessert Loaf, Wild-Style Lasagna, and Prison Pad Thai, as well as recipes that evoke the melting pot that is Brooklyn.

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The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List
By Alana Newhouse

Tablet ‘s list of the 100 most Jewish foods is not about the most popular Jewish foods, or the tastiest, or even the most enduring. It’s a list of the most significant foods culturally and historically to the Jewish people, explored deeply with essays, recipes, stories, and context.

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