The Libraries Transform Book Pick, a digital reading program connecting readers nationwide to free access to the same ebook through public libraries, returns this fall! Unlimited copies of Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma will be offered by OverDrive from September 14-28, 2020.
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. This coming of age story tells of Rosa, who was never embraced by her mother and siblings, nor did she accept the typically female role proposed for her. As her story comes out, interwoven with her later, both difficult, life in what is now Montana, the conflicts between white and black, man and woman, heightens.