The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

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Hardcover. Pub: 2005 Pages: 32 Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books Alia Muhammad Baker is the liarian of Basra. For fourteen years her office has been a meeting place for those who love books - until now. Now war has come. and Alia fears the liary will be destroyed. She asks government officials for help. but they refuse. So Alia takes matters into her own hands. working secretly with friends to move the thirty-thousand new and ancient books from the liary and hide them in their homes. There. the books are stacked in windows and cupboards and even in an old refrigerator. But they are safe until the war moves on - safe with the liarian of Basra. This moving true story about a real liarian's ave struggle to save her war-stricken community's priceless collection of books is a powerful reminder that the love of literature and the passion for knowledge know no boundaries.

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"In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"*
--Alia Muhammad Baker

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. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter in bright acrylic and ink.

"Includes an author's note. "
*From the "New York Times, " July 27, 2003

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"timely and moving"

"a vibrantly illustrated tale of valor and resiliency in the worst of times"
--Jeanette Winter"Parade magazine" (05/01/2005)

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