Big Library Read

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/1/2019
Start Time: All Day
 York County Public Library readers are invited to join the Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club. From April 1-15, booklovers can borrow, read and discuss Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung's heartbreaking yet hopeful "Homes: A Refugee Story" ebook with no waitlists or holds. Readers may join by visiting our OverDrive Collection at or downloading the Libby app. More than 19,000 libraries around the world are participating.

"Homes: A Refugee Story" chronicles the struggles of the al Rabeeah family who left their home in Iraq for Syria in hope of a safer life - just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him. "Homes" tells of the strange juxtaposition of growing up as a typical teenager in a war zone, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy - soccer, cousins, video games, friends.
Library: York County Public Library System
Contact: York County Public Library
Contact Number: 757-890-5120
Presenter: OverDrive
Link: OverDrive's Big Library Read