Libraries Transform: Group Read of “Book Of The Little Axe”

Join readers across the country for a group read of “Book of the Little Axe” | Adults

Libraries Transform Book Pick Book Of The Little Axe

Online, on your own time
Monday, Sept 14 – Sunday, September 27 | Adults 18+

Springfield City Library is joining public libraries across the country in offering access to the same ebook for a two-week period through the Libraries Transform Book Pick.  From Sept. 14-28, ebook copies of “Book of the Little Axe” will be available without waitlists or holds through OverDrive. Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app to borrow and read the ebook.

Readers who download and read the book are entered to win one of three exciting raffle prizes (valued up to $50!), and all participants get to help build a webpage chronicling the book’s many wonderful details.

Ambitious and masterfully wrought, “Book of the Little Axe” is an incredible journey, spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West 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.