No sure what to watch over the weekend? We can help! Here’s a look at a few of the top movies being checked out from the Pratt Library. Go ahead and check them out today!
Month: June 2022
LGBTQIA+ Voices to Check Out in Nonfiction
Before Pride Month ends, we wanted to spotlight these talented voices from the LGBTQIA+ community. We hope that they inspire and encourage not only for June, but for all year long. Happy reading!
In this hilarious, tenderhearted book, LGBTQ advice columnist John Paul Brammer shares his story of growing up biracial and in the closet in America’s heartland, while attempting to answer some of life’s most challenging questions.
Hola Papi, by John Paul Brammer, eBook | eAudiobook
In My Sister, Orange Is the New Black star Selenis Leyva and Marizol Leyva narrate, in alternating chapters, their shared journey, challenges, and triumphs. They write honestly about the issues of violence, abuse, and discrimination that transgender people and women of color—and especially trans women of color—experience daily.
My Sister, by Selenis Leyva and Marizol Leyva, Book
This follow-up to the wildly successful Over the Top features thoughtful essays in Jonathan Van Ness’s signature voice, with topics including body positivity, healing and grief, personal style, tales from the hair salon, overcoming imposter syndrome, and issues surrounding systemic racism, cannabis reform, LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Love That Story, by Jonathan Van Ness, Book
New Reads for Kids!
Looking for the next book to pick up from the Pratt Library? Take a look at the latest books to hit the shelves for children.
Vacation Reads to Fall in Love With!
Whether you are headed to a tropical destination, the beach, or even the backyard with a cool glass of lemonade, we think these books will make the perfect travel companion. Featuring seaside towns, exotic locales, laughs and of course, some romance, we hope you enjoy them!
Learn More about Juneteenth with these Resources
We are a few days away from celebrating Juneteenth! On June 19, 1865, the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas, marking the end of slavery in the United States. First known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates that critical date in history.
Take a look at the Juneteenth collection on Kanopy to learn more about the holiday, African American, history, and culture.
Also, for kids to learn more….