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The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq / written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter.

Winter, Jeanette, (author.).

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  • 15 of 15 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J PIC WIN (Text) 33892004445731 Children's Picture Books Book None 07/15/2005 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0152054456
  • ISBN: 9780605000360
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., [2005]

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Summary, etc.:
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries.
Subject: Baker, Alia Muhammad > Juvenile literature.
Librarians > Iraq > Baṣrah > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Libraries > Destruction and pillage > Iraq > Baṣrah > Juvenile literature.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Juvenile literature

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