Bold Voices take on Nonfiction

Don’t miss these Nonfiction picks that are new to the Pratt shelves this spring!

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
By Melinda Gates

Throughout her journey, it has become increasingly clear to Melinda Gates: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling book, she shares lessons learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world.

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Woman of Color
By Latonya Yvette

Blogger/Stylist LaTonya Yvette gets candid about life’s trials, including motherhood, love, death, and racism. Her first book, Woman of Color, is part memoir, part lifestyle guide, packed with moving essays, gorgeous original photographs, and practical style and beauty advice.

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Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View”
By Ramin Setoodeh

With The View, Barbara Walters revolutionized morning TV. The daily chatfest didn’t just comment on the news. It became the news. Award-winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh takes readers backstage and behind the scenes with stunning interviews with nearly every host.

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The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation
By Jodie Patterson

Witness a mother reshaping her attitudes and beliefs to meet the needs of her transgender son, Penelope– and opening the minds of everyone in her family who absolutely, unequivocally refused to conform. Jodie Patterson also shares her family’s history–particularly incidents within the Black community around sexism, racism, and civil rights.

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What’s New for Fans of Fiction

Here’s a look at some of the latest books hitting the shelves at the Pratt. Happy reading!

By Helen Oyeyemi

Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories, Award-winning novelist Helen Oyeyemi (Boy, Snow, Bird) invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe.

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S Lewis
By Patti Callahan

In one of the greatest love stories, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of respected author C.S. Lewis and inspired books that still enchants readers today.

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Also New this Month:

Normal People
By Sally Rooney

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By Candice Carty-Williams

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The Dragonfly Sea
By Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
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The Old Drift
By Namwali Serpell

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The Department Of Sensitive Crimes
By Alexander Mccall Smith
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My Lovely Wife
By Samantha Downing

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Get your Head in the Game with April’s Nonfiction Picks

Game on! This spring run over to your local branch to check out one of these sport-related books. From the highlighting some of baseball’s memorable moments to tackling complexities of college football, there are some great picks for readers.

They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: The ‘69 Mets, New York City and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History
By Wayne Coffey

The astonishing story of the 1969 Miracle Mets, the most improbable World Series champions in baseball history is told from Wayne Coffey, the New York Times best-selling author of The Boys of Winter.

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University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education
By Joshua Hunt

In the world of college sports, winning means big dollars. But that money often comes at a cost. University of Nike explores the University of Oregon’s complex relationship with Nike and how the arrangement has undermined the school’s academic integrity, transparency, and campus culture.

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Also new this April:

The Marginalized Majority: Claiming our Power in a Post-Truth America
By Onnesha Roychoudhuri

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The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation
By Mark Bowden

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen
By Mary Norris

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No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War
By J.J Mulligan Sepúlveda

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No Happy Endings
By Nora McInerny

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The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of A Medieval Manuscript, From Genocide To Justice
By Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

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What’s Hitting the Shelves for Kids

Take a look at what’s new at the Pratt for young readers.

Under My Hijab
By Hena Khan

As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab. This book provides a friendly introduction to hijabs for all readers.

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The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James
By Ashley Herring Blake

Twelve-year-old Sunny navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel.

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By Mo Willems

Mo Willems composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl’s journey to center stage.

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Other new Children’s Books:

This Promise Of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality
By Jo Ann Allen Boyce

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The Sun Shines Everywhere
By Mary Ann

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5 Minute Marvel Stories
By Marvel Press Book Group

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Let’er Buck! George Fletcher, The People’s Champion
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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The Book Hog
By Greg Pizzoli

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By Christian Robinson

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Bon Appétit! New Cookbooks and Health Books at the Pratt

Whether you eat to live or live to eat, there are new cook and health related books available at the Pratt. Check out these books ranging from topics detailing the new Keto Diet craze to recipes to help get your parties started.

Keto Diet: Your 30 Day Plan To Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain Health And Reverse Disease
By Dr. Josh Axe

Keto Diet identifies and details five different ketogenic protocols and explains why picking the right one for your body and lifestyle is essential to your success. Inside, you’ll find all the tools they need to say goodbye to stubborn fat and chronic disease once and for all.

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Eat To Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
By William W. Li, MD

Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases.

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The Last O.G. Cookbook: How to Get Mad Culinary Skills
By Tray Barker

Keep the party going at home with recipes inspired by the hit TBS comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Learn how to make dishes including Dessert Loaf, Wild-Style Lasagna, and Prison Pad Thai, as well as recipes that evoke the melting pot that is Brooklyn.

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The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List
By Alana Newhouse

Tablet ‘s list of the 100 most Jewish foods is not about the most popular Jewish foods, or the tastiest, or even the most enduring. It’s a list of the most significant foods culturally and historically to the Jewish people, explored deeply with essays, recipes, stories, and context.

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