What’s on our Reading List this March

Here are some new releases that members of the Pratt staff are excited to read next. We hope fiction readers will enjoy!

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The Night Visitors
By Carol Goodman

Don’t miss this thrilling story of mistaken identities, missed chances, forgiveness, and vengeance.
Find out more here.
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Daisy Jones & The Six
By Tara Jenkins Reid

The making of a legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.
Find out more here.
The Bird King
By G. Willow Wilson

Follow this epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition.
Find out more here.
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Your Pastor, My Husband
By B.M. Hardin

What’s a woman to do when she learns that the one man that she thought was “praying” for her…had all along been “preying” on her?
Find out more here.

Don’t forget to check out these books too.

Blood Orange
By Harriet Tyce
Read here.

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The Island of Sea Women
By Lisa See
Read here.
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99 Percent Mine
By Sally Thorne
Read here.

Delve into Race Relations with Nonfiction Works

This month, new books to the Pratt help start a dialog about race relations in our community. With a diverse group of authors, these books are sure to offer different and unique perspectives.

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland
By Jonathan Metzl

Physician Jonathan Metzl’s explores the health implications of “backlash governance” across America’s heartland. Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and The Boston Globe.

Check it out here.

Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America
By Kyle Swenson

Learn about the case of three African-American men wrongly convicted of a brutal crime and how their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice.

Check it out here.

Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, And Mine
By Emily Bernard

This collection of personal essays explores the complexities and experiences of growing up black in the South with a white surname as well as the author’s experiences with interracial marriage, international adoption, and teaching at a Northern white college.

Find out more here.

Movies for Women’s History Month

Check out these free movies to watch on Kanopy.

All you need is a Pratt Library card.

Killing Us Softly 4

In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. 

Women’s March

Shot on location in five U.S. cities, Women’s March is a story about democracy, human rights, and what it means to stand up for your values in today’s America.

Miss Representation

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.