Yay! New YA books come to the Pratt

October brings a group of graphic novels and young adult books that readers are sure to love. Don’t forget YA isn’t just for teens, many of those young at heart enjoy them too! Take a look at what’s new at the Pratt.

Boy Crazy Stacey
By Gale Galligan

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
By Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

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Making Friends Back to the Drawing Board
By Kristen Gudsnuk

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By Suzanne Walker

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By Akwaeke Emezi

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By Brittany Morris

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By Jen Wang

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The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander

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The Rise of Kyoshi
By FC Yee

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The Secret Commonwealth
By Philip Pullman

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The Tyrant’s Tomb
By Rick Riordan

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Wayward Son
By Rainbow Rowell

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New Book Sequels this Fall

As Fall returns, so does some of our favorite authors with new books. Celebrate the new season with books from best-selling authors. Check them out!

If you read The Handmaid’s Tale, try…

The Testaments
By Margaret Atwood

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

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If you enjoyed The Wedding Date, The Proposal, and The Wedding Party, check out…

Royal Holiday
By Jasmine Guillory

Vivian Forest can’t refuse tagging along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member. She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but doesn’t expect to become instantly attracted to private secretary, Malcolm Hudson. When their flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into an unforgettable romance.

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If you read Class Mom, might want to give this a chance…

You’ve Been Volunteered
By Laurie Gelman

If you’ve ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She’s been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max’s third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen’s own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle.

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Also new in fiction:

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls
By Julie Kibler

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Old Bones
By Douglass Preston & Lee Child

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By Salman Rushdie

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Right Beside You
By Mary Monroe

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The Gifted School
By Brue Holsinger

The Giver of Stars
By Jojo Moyes

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Things You Save in a Fire
By Katherine Center

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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15. Want to know why does Hispanic Heritage Month start on September 15? It’s the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Here’s a list of suggestions of books, music and tv/programs to help with celebrating the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country’s history, heritage and culture.

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! El Mes de la Herencia Hispana o Mes de la Hispanidad en Estados Unidos, se celebra cada año del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. 

Es una celebración sumamente importante, ya que se evocan los logros, aportes y contribuciones de la presencia hispana en nuestro país. ¿Desea conocer por qué se celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana o Mes de la Hispanidad iniciando el día 15 de septiembre? Porque celebran su independencia los países de México, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala,  y Nicaragua. 

Les presentamos la siguiente lista de sugerencias en libros, música y programas de televisión para que nos acompañen también ustedes a rendir honores a los grandes hechos culturales y las tradiciones de los países de habla hispana de México, Centro y Sudamérica.  

Children’s Books

Miguel Y La Gran Armonía
By Matt de la Peña

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Round is a Tortilla
By Roseanne Greenfield Thong
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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
By Carlos Hernandez

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The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung
By Samantha R. Vamos

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Young Adult Books

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas Pt.1)
By Zoraida Cordova

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Secrets of the Casa Rosada
By Alex Temblador

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The Truth Is
By NoNieqa Ramos

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With the Fire on High
By Elizabeth Acevedo

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By Rudolfo Anaya

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Blue Label
By Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles

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The House on The Lagoon
By Rosario Ferré

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The Sisters of Alameda Street
By Lorena Hughes

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Nonfiction & Memoirs

Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina
By Raquel Cepeda

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Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
By Jose Antonio Vargas

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In the Country We Love: My Family Divided
By Diane Guerrero

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Perfectly You
By Mariana Atencio

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Los Ángeles
By Rosalía

By J. Balvin

The Last Concert
By Selena
By Luis Fonsi



The Latino Americans – Season 1
The Queen Of Spain
We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo Music
Who Is Dayani Cristal? Stories of Crossing the Border

New Memoirs come to the Pratt

Everyone has a story to tell. And memoirs do just that, highlighting the author’s experiences while inspiring, informing, and expanding their readers’ thinking. Don’t miss out reading some of the latest memoirs to hit the Pratt’s shelves.

Know My Name
By Chanel Miller

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement inspired changes in California law and thousands to share their own experiences of assault. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.

Coming soon on September 23!

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Permanent Record
By Edward Snowden

In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was attempting an unprecedented system of mass surveillance. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience.

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Standing Together: The Inspirational Story of a Wounded Warrior and Enduring Love
By Carlos R. Evans

When US Marine Corps Sergeant Carlos Evans stepped on an IED during his fourth deployment, his life was forever changed. After losing both legs and left hand, Carlos and his wife, Rosemarie, went through the rehabilitation process together for two years. With the help of family, friends, and–most importantly―a strong faith, they’ve built a solid marriage and discovered a ministry they never expected.

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No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor: A Memoir of a Mortuary Affairs Marine
By L. Christian Bussler

In 2002, Christian Bussler was an everyday postal letter carrier in Springfield, Ohio. With a single phone call, his life changes to being an active participant on the frontlines of the Iraq war. Don’t miss this truly unforgettable autobiographical account from the perspective of a Marine Reservist assigned to recover our fallen service members off of the battlefield and send them home with honor.

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Thrillers that will give you chills this September

The arrival of cooler weather and the return of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes only means one thing: Fall is on the way! Bundle up with a blanket and enjoy one of the mysteries new to the Pratt. They are sure to be thrilling and chilling.

The Third Mrs. Durst
By Ann Aguirre

To outsiders, it seems that Marlena Altizer Durst leads a fairy-tale life. In reality, she lives in her husband’s shadow and under his control. Marlena has traded freedom and safety for luxurious imprisonment, and most days, that seems like a bad bargain. Death may be the only exit she’s allowed like his first two unless she flips the script.

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By Steve Cavanagh

It’s the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house – and to be sure the wrong man goes down for the crime. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.

Former-conman-turned-criminal-defense-attorney Eddie Flynn doesn’t believe that his movie-star client killed two people. He suspects that the real killer is closer than they think – but who would guess just how close?

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The Birthday Girl
By Melissa De La Cruz

On the cusp of Ellie’s 40th birthday, it looks like she has everything she’s every wanted. But the glamorous fashion designer has secrets and hiding skeletons comes at a cost. It all comes to a head the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert—where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, and the glittering facade of Ellie’s life begins to crumble.

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Also new in fiction:

Heaven, My Home
By Attica Locke

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Supernova Era
By Cixin Liu

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The Bus on Thursday
By Shirley Barrett

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The Secrets We Kept
By Lara Prescott

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The Shadow King
By Maaza Mengiste

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Vendetta in Death
By J.D. Robb

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