Your Abilene Public Library is exploring recent American history through a musical lens with a New York Times bestselling novel during Overdrive’s next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. Just in time for the National Library Week, from April 4-18, booklovers can join over a hundred thousand others around the world in reading Questlove’s thought-provoking Music Is History from their public library. APL card holders can borrow the famous musician’s eBook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app or visiting us online. Readers can then discuss online at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/.
Big Library Read is available in over 21,000 libraries and hundreds of colleges around the world, including approximately 90% of public libraries in North America. During the program, readers participate in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular eBooks and audiobooks.
Music Is History focuses on the years 1971 to the present as Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American “tapes- try,” whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. These critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories; as a music fan, and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America.
So get out those smart devices and tablets and get your hands on a copy of this title to read for yourself starting Monday, April 4 during OverDrive’s Big Library Read event!