In celebration of In the Heights arriving on the big screen this month, we’re highlighting some of the great work by the creative genius Lin-Manuel Miranda. From the Broadway stage to the movie screen, Miranda is behind award-winning projects including Hamilton, In the Heights, and more. Enjoy his work and check out these soundtracks and books with help from the Pratt Library!
Happy Pride Month! This week on Pratt Chat, we are spotlighting some of our favorite YA books featuring characters or authors from the LGBTQIA+ community.
June is a month of celebrations so we didn’t want to forget spotlighting some of our favorite authors for Caribbean Heritage Month. Add these authors to your reading list this month!
Author Spotlight on Marlon James
This notable author was born in Jamaica in 1970. James has won numerous awards including a Man Booker Prize, OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and NAACP Image Award. Currently Marlon James lives in Minnesota and New York.
Author Spotlight on Nicole Dennis-Benn
Dennis-Benn was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Her writing has received critical acclaim including winning two Lambda Literary Awards. Dennis-Benn is the founder of the Stuyvesant Writing Workshop and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York.
Here are some more books you will enjoy this Caribbean Heritage Month.
It’s African American Music Appreciation Month! Each June, we celebrate the talent and accomplishments of African American music artists. From pop and rock, to soul and rap, their impact on the music industry and pop culture are undeniable. Take a listen to a few artists featured on Hoopla. Don’t forget, you can check out up to 10 e-materials each month.
In honor of Pride Month, we’re spotlighting our favorite books featuring characters or written by members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Take a look at some of our favorite fiction books to read this June. Happy reading! You can also find out more of the activities the Pratt Library is doing to celebrate Pride Month here.