Read along with us this September!
The Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program returns with Lauren Francis-Sharma’s epic saga Book of the Little Axe. Join the Mashpee Library and book lovers nationwide in reading the same ebook and discussing it online. Ebook copies of Book of the Little Axe will be available September 14-28 without any waitlists or holds. You will only need a library card and the Libby app to borrow and read the ebook.
This family saga tells the story of Rosa Rendón, a young woman in 1796’s Trinidad. Rosa quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she, alone, views as her birthright. But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners-Rosa’s family among them-will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom.
By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him. So Rosa must take him to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way, the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land.
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