Revealing the Latest One Book Baltimore Writer

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One Book Baltimore returns this fall and the 2021 Selection, Becoming Beatriz By Tami Charles. One Book Baltimore provides opportunities for Baltimore City 7th and 8th graders, their families, and community members to connect through literature by reading the same book. The program is a partnership between the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the T. Rowe Price Foundation, Baltimore City Schools, and other community partners. WBAL-TV 11 is the media sponsor. You can get your copy of Becoming Beatriz at the Pratt Library today.

Becoming Beatriz
by Tami Charles

Author Tami Charles

Set in New Jersey in 1984, Becoming Beatriz, follows teenager Beatriz who dreams of a life spent dancing—until tragedy on the day of her quinceañera changes everything.

Upcoming One Book Baltimore Events:

One Book Baltimore Take and Make Pennant

Monday, October 4 – Friday, October 29

Cherry Hill Branch

One Book Baltimore 2021 Kickoff Event

October 7 at 10am

Virtual Event

Healing Conversations with the Healing Youth Alliance

Tuesday, October 19 at 3pm

Hamilton Branch

Download Children’s eBooks in Spanish

Have you checked out the Spanish Titles for Young Readers Collection on Overdrive yet? If not, now’s the perfect time! Now, the collection is unlimited so you can check out as many Spanish-language eBooks and Read-Along titles as you want. We hope you enjoy them this Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Planetas Rocosos
by Kyla Steinkraus
and Britannica Digital Learning
by Robin Nelson
El Perro Duke
by David Lee and Rossana Zuniga eBook
El Patito Feo
by Katherine Rushing
Un Monstruo En Los Manglares
by Reese Everett and Sally Garland eBook
¡Que vivan los dentistas!
by Tessa Kenan
¿El zapato perfecto?
by Jennifer Dussling
and Deborah Melmon
Mi Primer Paseo A La Ciudad
by Greg Roza
Alberto Lleva La Cuenta
by Daphne Skinner
and Deborah Melmon
by Meg Greve and Alida Ruggeri
Diversión con la cosecha de otoño
by Martha E. H. Rustad
and Amanda Enright
¿Sabes algo sobre mamíferos?
by Buffy Silverman

What’s New in the Lucky Day Collection

Feeling Lucky? Take a chance and see what’s available this month in the Lucky Day collection on Overdrive. You can download an eBook or eAudiobook with just a few quick clicks. Grab a cup of tea and get ready for a fun weekend of reading!

The Cruelest Mercy
by Natalie Mae
An Emotion Of Great Delight
by Tahereh Mafi
The Other Black Girl
by Zakiya Dalila Harris
and Aja Naomi King
The Black Butterfly
by Lawrence T. Brown
by Bryan Washington
Leave The World Behind
by Rumaan Alam
When No One Is Watching
by Alyssa Cole
Transcendent Kingdom
by Yaa Gyasi
Clap When You Land
by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Old Draft
by Namwali Serpell
The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides

New and Notable in Memoirs & Biographies

Looking to learn more about what goes on in the mind of celebrities, athletes, and politicians? Check out these memoirs and biographies that are coming to the Pratt soon. Happy reading!

Honor Bound
by Amy McGrath and Chris Peterson eBook
Chasing Me To My Grave
by Winfred Rembert and Erin I. Kelly eBook
by Anita Hill
The Boys
by Ron Howard and Clint Howard

Act Like You Got Some Sense
by Jamie Foxx and Nick Chiles
Sorry Not Sorry
by Alyssa Milano
Going There
by Katie Couric

We Are Not Broken
by George M. Johnson
Please Don’t Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes
by Phoebe Robinson
Over It
by Lolo Jones
by Danny Trejo and Donal Logue
by Brandon P. Fleming
and Cornel West

The Latest in YA Fiction

Whether you are looking for thrills and chills this fall or to travel to a fantasy world, these books from bestselling YA authors are sure to entertain! Go ahead and download a copy from Overdrive Teens or stop by your local branch to pick up a book.

The hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate. With the lives of her loved ones on the line, and a handsome new stranger she can’t quite trust, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it.

Redemptor , by Jordan Ifueko, eBook

For fans of Us and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes a witchy story full of black girl magic as one girl’s dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future.

Bad Witch Burning , by Jessica Lewis, eBook

In this much-anticipated series opener, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the creature menacing their home—and uncover ancient deadly secrets.

Beasts Of Prey, by Ayana Gray, eBook

The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

White Smoke, by Tiffany D. Jackson, eBook

Explosive action and swoon-worthy suspense collide in this riveting conclusion to the Skyhunter duet from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu.

Steelstriker ,by Marie Lu, eBook