Cool Off with these Thrillers

Beat the heat this June by cooling off with a chilling thriller! We are sure that these suspenseful books will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Diablo Mesa
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Pretty Girls
by Karin Slaughter
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Final Girls
by Riley Sager
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Never Coming Home
by Hannah Mary McKinnon
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My Lovely Wife
by Samantha Downing
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The Last Flight
by Julie Clark
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The Lioness
by Chris Bohjalin
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22 Seconds
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
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Dream Town
by David Baldacci
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Whisper Network
by Chandler Baker
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The Younger Wife
by Sally Hepworth
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The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides
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New for Teens this Pride Month

This week on Pratt Chat, we are sharing the latest YA books available at the Pratt Library that spotlights the LGBTQIA+ community. Happy reading!

From lauded writer David Valdes, a sharp and funny YA novel that’s Back to the Future with a twist, as a gay teen travels back to his parents’ era to save a closeted classmate’s life.

Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes, eBook

As natural disasters begin to befall them the closer they become, Milo and Marcos soon begin to wonder if the universe itself is plotting against them in this young adult debut by the playwright and creator of The Two Princes podcast, Kevin Christopher Snipes.

Milo and Marcos at the End of the World by Kevin Christopher Snipes, eBook | Book

From the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck.

Melt With You by Jennifer Dugan, eBook | Book

Two Black queer best friends face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore in this magnetic YA debut by bestselling author of Here for It, R. Eric Thomas.

Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas, eBook | Book | eAudiobook

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
Cool For The Summer
by Dahlia Adler
Ace of Spades
by Faridah Abike-Lyimide
Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster
by Andrea Mosqueda
Nothing Burns as Bright as You
by Ashley Woodfolk

Albums to Download This African American Music Appreciation Month!

This June, join the Pratt Library in celebrating the talent, artistry, and impact of African Americans in the music industry.  With accomplishments in pop, rock, soul, rap, country and more, these chart-toppers are sure to delight. Take a listen to a few artists featured on Hoopla

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
by Kendrick Lamar
Heart On My Sleeve
by Ella Mai
We Are
by Jon Batiste
Remember Her Name
by Mickey Guyton
Dawn FM
by The Weeknd
Cuz I Love You
by Lizzo
Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley
by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Blue Water Road
by Kehlani
The Definitive Collection
by Lionel Richie
The Hits/The B-sides 3
by Prince
Good Morning Gorgeous
by Mary J. Blige
Certified Lover Boy
by Drake
Songwrights Apothecary Lab
by Esperanza Spalding
by Kanye West
Something for Thee Hotties
by Megan Thee Stallion

Summer Break Baltimore returns to the Library!

The Summer Break Baltimore fun is heating up this June! The free summer program is back and open to all ages. Don’t wait and sign up to get your Summer Break Kit today that includes a book, prizes, a scratch-off card, an event calendar, and more until supplies last. 

You can either log your activities online using Beanstack or use your Summer Break Baltimore scratch-off card. Earn prize entries by visiting your local branch, reading a book, and attending a library program. Learn more by reading the Summer Break Baltimore frequently asked questions

Here’s some of the latest Children books to add to your reading list!

Layla, the Last Black Unicorn
by Tiffany Haddish and Jessica Gibson Book
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
by Tola Okogwu
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Dinner by Eric Carle
Because of you, John Lewis
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared
by Seth Meyers and Rob Sayegh
We Shall Overcome
by Bryan Collier
Dinosaurs on Kitty Island
by Michael Slack
Five Flying Penguins
by Barbara Barbieri McGrath and Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Happy Pride Month from the Pratt!

Show your pride this June with a new book! We are celebrating Pride Month by spotlighting fiction books featuring characters or written by members of the LGBTQIA+ community. You can also find out more of the activities the Pratt Library is doing to celebrate Pride Month here.

D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding
by Chencia C. Higgins
About That Kiss
by Harper Bliss
The Chosen and the Beautiful
by Nghi Vo
One Last Stop
by Casey McQuiston
by Anna North
Honey Girl
by Morgan Rogers
Never Been Kissed
by Timothy Janovsky
Queerly Beloved
by Susie Dumond
Love, Hate & Clickbait
by Liz Bowery
The Romantic Agenda
by Claire Kann
Detransition, Baby
by Torrey Peters
Young Mungo
by Douglas Stuart
Giovanni’s Room
by James Baldwin
With Teeth
Kristen Arnett
The Prophets
by Roger Jones, Jr.