Libraries Transform Book Pick September 14-28

Join us in reading "Book of the Little Axe" by Lauren Francis-Sharma

The Library District is joining public libraries across the country in offering instant access to the same eBook for a two-week period through the Libraries Transform Book Pick. September's eBook selection is Lauren Francis-Sharma’s critically-acclaimed saga “Book of the Little Axe,” an epic journey spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West.

During the lending period of September 14-28, eBook copies of “Book of the Little Axe” will be available without waitlists or holds on OverDrive. Readers will only need their free library card and Overdrive's Libby app to borrow and read the eBook.

Start Reading Here: Book of the Little Axe

Ambitious and masterfully wrought, “Book of the Little Axe” is an incredible journey during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion. In a starred review, Booklist said Francis-Sharma “offers fascinating characters across the broad sweep of the American continent at a time of great tumult, warring colonial powers, the spread of slavery, and expansion West” and described the story as a “compelling saga of family bonds, ambitions, and desires, all subject to the vagaries of powerful historical forces.”

The selection of “Book of the Little Axe” for the Libraries Transform Book Pick was made in consultation with experts at Booklist. Atlantic Monthly Press is providing this title to public libraries for simultaneous use for two weeks at no cost.

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The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a collaboration between Booklist, the book review magazine of the American Library Association; Libraries Transform, the American Library Association’s public awareness initiative; and OverDrive, ALA Library Champion and lead sponsor of Libraries Transform.