CKPL's 2024 CK Read's title is "In the Upper Country" by Kai Thomas.
"Traveling along the path of the Underground Railroad from Virginia to Michigan, from the Indigenous nations around the Great Lakes, to the Black refugee communities of Canada, "In the Upper Country" weaves together unlikely stories of love, survival, and familial upheaval that map the interconnected history of the peoples of North America in an entirely new and resonant way."
Pick up a copy of "In the Upper Country" at any CKPL branch or borrow it from our Virtual Library. Don't miss Kai Thomas's author visit this spring!
CK Reads is a community-wide book club where everyone in Chatham-Kent is invited to read the same book. Through discussions and programs, CK Reads hopes to bring the community closer together through a shared love of reading. CK Reads will be entering its eighth year in 2024. CKPL would like to extend a special thank-you to the Rotary Club of Chatham for sponsoring the 2024 CK Reads program.