New Fiction this November

It’s starting to get chilly out so it’s a great time to cuddle up with a cup of tea and a brand new book. Take a look at what’s new in the fiction section this month #atthepratt.

The Confession Club
By Elizabeth Berg

When a group of friends decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings abruptly changes course one night when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate.

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Twisted Twenty-Six
By Janet Evanovich

Things get complicated when Grandma Mazur decides to marry a local gangster, so Stephanie Plum has to get involved. How far will she go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this latest adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

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Just Watch Me
By Jeff Lindsay

From the author of the Dexter series comes a new, mesmerizing bad guy we can root for: Riley Wolfe. Riley aims to take on the impossible challenge of stealing the Crown Jewels of Iran.  But this challenge may be more than even he can handle. Aside from the impenetrable security, Riley is also pursued by a brilliant and relentless cop who is barely a step behind him.

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Cilka’s Journey
By Heather Morris

Her beauty saved her — and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival.

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For Kids this November

There’s plenty of great new Children’s books available at the Pratt this month. Stop by your nearby branch and check one out!


Sulwe
By Lupita Nyong’o

In this stunning debut picture book, Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

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Emergency Kittens!
By Jody Jensen Shaffer

Meet the Emergency Kittens, a trio of furry, gentle superheroes who come to the rescue with their incredible cuteness when the going gets tough. Pages of silly, good-natured giggles await any kid who loves superheroes, cats, or really funny read-alouds.

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Roll With It
By Jamie Sumner

This big-hearted middle grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a new town. Ellie has to start all over again in a new town at a new school. It all feels like one challenge too many, until Ellie starts to make her first-ever friends!

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For Black Girls Like Me
By Mariama J. Lockington

Makeda June Kirkland is eleven-years-old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. This book is for anyone who has ever asked themselves: How do you figure out where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?

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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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Mooncakes
By Suzanne Walker

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Pet
By Akwaeke Emezi

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Slay
By Brittany Morris

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Stargazing
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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Quichotte
By Salman Rushdie

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Right Beside You
By Mary Monroe

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The Gifted School
By Brue Holsinger

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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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Fiction

Alburquerque
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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Listen

Los Ángeles
By Rosalía

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Oasis
By J. Balvin

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The Last Concert
By Selena
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Vida
By Luis Fonsi

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Watch

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