The Spotlight’s on the Ladies in Nonfiction

Get inspired by the dynamic women spotlighted through Nonfiction this April. Stop by one of the Pratt locations to pick up a copy or visit our eLibrary that is always open. Happy reading!

Reclaiming her time : the power of Maxine Waters
by Helena Andrews-Dyer
eBook | Book
One Life
by Megan Rapinoe
eBook | Book | Audiobook
Rethink : Smashing the Myths of Women in Business
by Andi Simon
Just As I Am
by Cicely Tyson

Ida B. The Queen
by Michelle Duster
First & Only
by Jennifer R. Farmer
Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue : A Life’s Work Fighting For A More Perfect Union
by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Daughters Of Kobani : A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Girl Explorers Ebook
by Jayne Zanglein

Celebrate Earth Day with these Books

To celebrate we want to showcase a collection of books focused on the environment. Whether you are interested in learning more about environmental justice, interested in living a more low-waste life, or want to create the garden of your dreams, these books can help!

Gardening All You Need To Know
by Richard Rosenfeld
Container Gardening For All Seasons
by Barbara Wise
American Grown
by Michelle Obama

What Can I Do?
by Jane Fonda
Green Is The New Red
by Will Potter

Simply Living Well
by Julia Watkins
The New Heirloom Garden
by Ellen Ecker Ogden
The Weekend Homesteader
by Anna Hess
No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference
by Greta Thunberg
Small-Space Container Gardens
by Fern Richardson
Flint Fights Back
by Benjamin J. Pauli

Food, Health and Happiness
by Oprah Winfrey

What’s New in Fiction

You don’t have to look far to find out the latest fiction books available at the Enoch Pratt Free Library! Take a look at what’s new to the Pratt’s shelves and eLibrary.

Act your age, Eve Brown
by Talia Hibbert
Book | eBook
The Kindest Lie
by Nancy Johnson
Book | eBook
The Ex Talk
by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Book | eBook
Of Women And Salt
by Gabriela Garcia
by Anna North
The Lost Apothecary
by Sarah Penner
Burning Girls And Other Stories
by Veronica Schanoes
The Seed Keeper
by Diane Wilson
In The Garden Of Spite
by Camilla Bruce

How to Manage Your Money

In honor of Tax Day (April 15th) approaching, we wanted to spotlight a few of our favorite personal finance books. Whether you look forward to tax season or dread it, we hope these books can help you with focusing on your next financial goals. 

Don’t miss this intriguing story of how Elizabeth and Nate crafted a lifestyle of sustainable frugality, and reached financial independence at age thirty-two. While not everyone wants to live in the woods, or quit their jobs, many of us want to have more control over our time and money and lead more meaningful, simplified lives.

Meet The Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames eBook

Written in an irreverent and entertaining style, I Will Teach You to Be Rich shows you step-by-step how to beat banks and credit cards at the fee game, automate your savings and investments, negotiate a raise, manage student loans, and enjoy vacations and other things you love by practicing conscious spending.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi Book, eBook

Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style. The You Are a Badass author combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero Book, Ebook

Your Money Or Your Life
by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez eBook
The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+
by Suze Orman
The $1,000 Challenge
by Brian J. O’Conner
Emotional Currency
by Kate Levinson, Ph.D.
Everyday Millionaires
by Chris Hogan
Make Your Kid A Money Genius
by Beth Kobliner

“A picture is worth a thousand words” Photographers in the Fine Arts Department

by Daria Phair, Librarian

Many of us have captured life’s moments in photographs. Who gave us this wonderful invention? French scientist and inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765–1833) produced the earliest surviving photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, in 1827, using a camera obscura and a process he called “heliography.” By 1837, Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) had discovered a technique for reproducing images that were fixed and didn’t fade.  A photography boom ensued. To explore more of the history and people in this artistic field, check out what the Fine Arts Department has on famous photographers and techniques through the ages. Here are a dozen examples.

This gorgeous volume, created in collaboration with the George Eastman House, celebrates the development of cameras, their inventors, and the art of photography over two hundred years. There are more than 100 historic photos, ads, and drawings to complement the text.

Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital by Todd Gustavson Book

Harry Benson (1929- ) has photographed famous people and events from the 1950s to the 2010s, including every president from Dwight Eisenhower to Donald Trump, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II, the Beatles and many other celebrities. He also captured such historic events as the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the Irish Republican Army hunger strikes, and 9/11.

Persons of Interest; Photographs That Defined an Era by Harry Benson Book

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast years, 1923-1937
by Todd Brandow and William A. Ewing Book
Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Modernity
by Berenice Abbott, et al.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning; Her Lifetime in Photography
by Elizabeth Partridge

Robert Capa: The Paris years, 1933-1954 
by Bernard Lebrun
Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man
by Andrea G. Stillman

Galen Rowell: A Retrospective
by Sierra Club Books
Edward Weston: A Legacy 
by Susan Danly

Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work
by A. Aubrey Bodine
Photography at MoMA, 1840-1920