Let’s Focus on Fiction

We’re very excited about what’s hitting the Pratt shelves this month. We hope that you are too! Stop by your local branch and check out one of these fiction new releases.

A Long Petal of the Sea
By Isabel Allende

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Daughters of a King: A Tale of Love, Money & Drugs
By Kelsi McMeans
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Deep State
By Chris Hauty

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Hi Five
By Joe Ide

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Into the Fire
By Gregg Hurwitz

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Last Train to Helsingør
By Heidi Amsinck

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Queen of Bones
By Teresa Dovalpage

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The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
By Michael Zapata

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By Stuart Woods

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Let’s Get Down to Business

Are you kicking off the New Year with a new business? The Pratt can help! Budding entrepreneurs and business owners will appreciate these books.

How to Write an Exceptional Business Plan
By Ashley Cheeks

Every great business starts with a great idea but it can be tough turning that idea into a concrete business plan. Ashley Cheeks teaches entrepreneurs how to clarify your business strategy, maximize your odds for bank and lender funding, and create a strong impression when pitching to investors.

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Starting a Business: All-In-One for Dummies
By Bob Nelson

Featuring new content that reflects the latest laws, business climate, and startup considerations, this book offers important practical advice entrepreneurs need to start any type of business from the ground up.

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Taxes for Small Business
By Mark Smith

If you are ready to take control over your own business and taxes, or you are starting up a new small business, this book will help you get started! Learn how to file your taxes with the proper paperwork and when you need to have your paperwork into the IRS office.

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Looking to learn more?
Stop by the Central Library for these events in February.

Small Business 101
Monday, February 10 at 5pm
Central Library

The Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship is offering this workshop to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners with methods to securing capital, creating a business plan, marketing, and more.

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Business and Nonprofit Resource Fair
Saturday, February 22 at 10am
Central Library

This free event is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and nonprofits to connect, learn, and discover local resources.

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Get Hooked on these History Books

They say that history repeats itself so it’s essential that we take time to learn from the past. Check out two new history books about little known parts of American history.

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America
By Candacy Taylor

Explore the historical role and impact of the Green book known as the “black travel guide to America.” The books published between 1936 and 1966 were innovative and important during a time period when it was dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses.

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Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy
By David Zucchino

Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino uses contemporary newspaper accounts, diaries, letters, and official communications to create a gripping and compelling narrative that weaves together individual stories of hate and fear and brutality. This is a dramatic and definitive account of a remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history.

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Interested in learning more about history?
Check out these upcoming events.

Douglass, Tubman and Harper: 19th Century Freedom Fighters
Saturday, February 1 at 2pm
Northwood Branch

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Stories from the African Oral Tradition
Monday, February 3 at 6pm
Orleans Street Branch

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Also new in Nonfiction this month…

Easy Weekend Getaways from Washington, DC
By Jess Moss

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Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice
By Andrea Freeman

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The History of Philosophy
By A.C. Grayling

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The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison
By Ralph Ellison

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Virginia Woolf: And the Women Who Shaped Her World
By Gilian Gil

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You are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For
By Kyle Carpenter

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What’s New in 2020 for Kids

Start off the new year with a new book! Take a look at these fun and engaging picks for children.

By Kim Smith

A STEAM-centered, adorably illustrated picture book about Meg, a brilliant and creative boxitect who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes!

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Dream Flights on Arctic Nights
By Brooke Hartman

With singsong rhymes and colorful illustrations, families are sure to enjoy this beautiful bedtime story to explore the Arctic before drifting off to sleep.

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Also new this month:

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures
By Nikki Grimes

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By Kate Messner

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The Forgotten Girl
By India Hill Brown

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Tackle your Resolutions with Hoopla

Do you have a “new year, new me” mindset? If so Hoopla, has great tools to help you reach your goals.

Get organized:

Making Space, Clutter Free
By Tracy McCubbin

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Remodelista: The Organized Home
By Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick
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The Clutter Remedy
By Marla Stone
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Get moving:

Every Body Yoga
By Jessamyn Stanley

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Ignite By Spri Hi-Intensity Season 1
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Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred – Season 1
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Eat healthier:

Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook
By Joel Fuhrman

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Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
By Martina Slasjerova

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The Healthy Lunchtime Cookbook
By Various Authors

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Get your finances in order:

I Will Teach You to Be Rich
By Ramit Sethi
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Playing with FIRE
By Scott Rieckens

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You Need a Budget
By Jesse
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Get inspired:

Girl, Wash Your Face
By Rachel Hollis

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Present Over Perfect
By Shauna Niequist

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The Positive Shift
By Catherine A. Sanderson

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