Starting September 14 – 28, our digital branch, along with hundreds of digital branches across the world, will be able to read the book pick selected by the American Library Association in cooperation with our digital host OverDrive, Inc.

It’s easy to download this book by using the Libby app, available for free to SJCL members!  There are no holds, as OverDrive is providing unlimited copies to our library.  Just download the Libby app from your app store and use your library membership number to log in and checkout!

The selection for this book pick is Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma.  Just released, this historical novel deals with racism and the fight for a woman’s right to own property.  At the heart of the story set in the 19th century is Rose, a strong woman who journeys from Trinidad to the American West in her fight to challenge the injustices of her time…and ours.  

Book of the Little Axe is an epic novel that recreates the hybrid history of Native and African peoples during the era of American exploration and expansion. Lauren Francis-Sharma’s care for her characters and skill with her subject shine through every page.”―Laila Lalami, author of The Other Americans