From April 1 – April 15 the Overdrive E-library will be hosting a Big Library Read, where e-library readers from all libraries will have unlimited access to the big read title choice Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.
A bit about the book as described by Overdrive:
“In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria – just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy – soccer, cousins, video games, friends. Homes is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone – and found safety in Canada – with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung has crafted a heartbreaking, hopeful, and urgently necessary book that provides a window into understanding Syria.”
Participants who post their participation in the Big Library Read to social media #BigLibraryRead will also be entered for a chance to win a Kobo Aura H20 from Overdrive. You can read more about the contest here.
So let’s get reading! You can use the space below in the comments to discuss your thoughts about the book.
-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian