Stream Free Films Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islanders

From intriguing documentaries to award winning Indies, Kanopy has a full collection of films celebrating the rich heritage of Asian American & Pacific Islanders. You can watch up to 10 films or episodes each month with Kanopy!

Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (John Cho), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.

Columbus, Film

Look at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media — from blockbuster films and network television to Asian American cinema and YouTube — to explore what’s changed, what’s been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future.

Slaying The Dragon Reloaded, Film

A charming comedy-drama about a mother and her gay son who heal, connect and grow together as the son’s Chinese restaurant faces foreclosure. As gay chef Elliot tries to find new love with Ian, perhaps his newly-separated mother (Sharon Omi) will find her way towards acceptance of her son as well.

Eat With Me, Film

Here is more to add to your watch list…

Vincent Who?, Film
Meet The Patels, Film
Painted Nails, Film
Lucky Grandma, Film

Second Chance Romance to Download

Call us optimistic, but sometimes Cupid strikes twice! From former best friends and exes, to unfortunate meetings and frenemies, fall for one of these fun romantic comedies to see if love is truly in the cards for these characters. 

You Deserve Each Other
by Sarah Hogle
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Count Your Lucky Starts
by Alexandria Bellefleur
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A Lot Like Adiós
by Alexis Daria
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First Love, Take Two
by Sajni Patel
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I’m So (Not) Over You
by Kosoko Jackson
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Where the Rhythm Takes You
by Sarah Dass
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Twice in a Blue Moon
by Christina Lauren
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The Bromance Book Club
by Lyssa Kay Adams
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Love Her or Lose Her
by Tessa Bailey
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People We Meet on Vacation
by Emily Henry
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Talk Bookish to Me
by Kate Bromley
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Your Ticket to Discovery Awaits!

Discover new worlds, passions and dreams through books – and earn free admission with the Ticket to Discovery Book Club! This May, Baltimore area children in fifth grade and younger can visit any Pratt location and show their library card to get a Ticket to Discovery bookmark, while supplies last.

Bookmarks are only available during the month of May, though participating children have through August 31, 2022 to complete the program and visit Port Discovery. Borrow, read, or listen to someone read any five books and record them on your bookmark.  

We hope these books spark creativity and curiosity! To learn more about the Ticket to Discovery Book Club, please visit here.

Hello World: Backyard Bugs
by Jill McDonald 

Play with Clay 
by Jenny Pinkerton

Baby Builders
by Elissa Haden Guest

by Kim Smith
Sunrise Summer
by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr

 Sunny Side Up 
by Jackie Davis

 Stuntboy, in the Meantime
by Jason Reynolds

 The Foodie Flamingo
by Vanessa Howl and Pablo Pino 

 The Firefly Fix
by Tom Watson

 Rocket to the Moon! 
by Don Brown 

 Sisters of the Neversea
by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Continue the Fun of Disney’s “Turning Red” With These Free Downloads

If your family loved watching Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, we think that you will like these eBooks and music available to enjoy with just a few quick clicks. Turning Red follows  Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly “poofs” into a giant red panda when she gets too excited!

Mei Lee and her friends are inseparable. Then one day, Mei POOFS into a red panda! She doesn’t know what to do, but her friends are there for her no matter what she looks like on the outside.

Turning Red: Friends Are The Best! eBook

With her family trying to manage the situation and keep her magical power a secret, Mei goes to great lengths to attend the 4*Town concert with her friends, panda or not.

Turning Red: Mei’s Wild Ride, eBook

Ming and Mei are the perfect mother and daughter. But one day, something shocking happens: Mei poofs into a red panda! Now this once perfect pair has a huge panda problem! 

Turning Red: Like Mother, Like Daughter, eBook

People may think they know the real Meilin, but don’t be fooled by the fluffy exterior. This Red Panda Girl has A LOT to say.

Turning Red: The Real R.P.G.: The Story of the Red Panda Girl, eBook

Sing along to the music from the film featuring the talents of Finneas O’Connell, Jordan Fisher, and more. 

Turning Red [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack], music

Download Books to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Voices

This May, join the Pratt Library in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Here’s a collection of books written by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors that we hope you enjoy!

The Astonishing Color of After
by Emily X.R. Pan
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A Burning
by Megha Majumdar
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Land of Big Numbers
by Te-Ping Chen
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The Bone Witch
by Ron Chupeco
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If I Had Your Face
by Frances Cha
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Trust Exercise
by Susan Choi
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Minor Feelings
by Cathy Park Hong
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White Ivy
by Susie Yang
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My Year Abroad
by Chang-Rae Lee
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The Mermaid from Jeju
by Sumi Hahn
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The Night Tiger
by Yangsze Choo
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Know My Name
by Chanel Miller
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The Mountains Sing
by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
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Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng
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