Check It Out: Your Library Has Free Unlimited Downloads of This Amazing Novel

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Calling all book clubs: library users nationwide can download ebook copies of Lauren Francis-Sharma’s Book of the Little Axe without holds or waitlists through September 28. Thanks to the Libraries Transform Book Pick, a program of the American Library Association and OverDrive, readers everywhere can discuss this stunning novel with their communities.

Book of the Little Axe is a powerful saga spanning decades and oceans from Trinidad to the American West, all 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.”

To access the Book Pick, all you have to do is download the Libby app and log in with your public library card. If you don’t have a library card yet, never fear: many libraries allow you to register for a digital card online. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, so it’s the perfect time to explore all the incredible free resources your local branch has to offer.

Once you start reading, you can join the national conversation about Book of the Little Axe on social media using the hashtag #LTBookPick. If you’re discussing the novel in a book club, this reading group guide is full of great questions to spark dialogue. And if you’re looking for more fantastic reads like this one, Booklist has an extensive read-alikes list with fiction and non-fiction recommendations.

Check out the Libraries Transform Book Pick webpage for more information and resources.