The Librarian of Basra

The Librarian of Basra

A True Story From Iraq

Book - 2005
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Alia Muhammad Baker, the librarian in Basra, Iraq, saves the books from her library before it burns to the ground.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. ; Toronto : Harcourt, Inc., c2005
ISBN: 9780152054458
0152054456
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill

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stepha89
Mar 13, 2017

I'm so glad this story was told. Everything we see on the news about Iraq is about the ravages of war and while the war was strongly hinted at as the impetus for Alia Muhammed Baker rescuing the books from the books from the library, the focus is on the incredible actions of one very determined librarian.

VaughanPLLonnie Jan 16, 2017

A powerful story about a librarian in Iraq and her mission to protect the community's library and place of knowledge.

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muffinpopcorn
Feb 16, 2015

This true story of 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. She did a remarkable and unselfish act to protect as many of the books as she could in the war-stricken city of Basra , Iraq.

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rmschultz
Sep 15, 2014

Simply told story, with beautiful illustrations. Surprised to read that this book is one that was challenged to be removed Johnson City, NY schools in 2013.

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stepha89
Mar 13, 2017

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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