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  • ISBN: 0152054456 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
    print
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., c2005.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-2011
Libraries Destruction and pillage Iraq Baṣrah
Librarians Iraq Basrah Biography
Baker, Alia Muhammad

  • Baker & Taylor
    When war comes, Alia Muhammad Baker, the librarian of Basra, fears the library will be destroyed, so she asks government officials for help, but they refuse, which means Alia must take matters into her own hands to protect the books that she loves.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Presents the true story of how Alia Baker, the librarian of the Basra library, and her friends managed to save the books of the library before the library was burned to the ground during the 2003 Iraq War.
  • Harcourt Publishing

    A hopeful and inspiring true story about a librarian in Basra, Iraq.

  • Harcourt Publishing

    "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

  • Houghton
    *ALA Notable Children's book 2006 *

    Celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter weaves a hopeful tale of one woman's courageous book rescue.

    In the Spring of 2003, Alia Muhammad Baker was the city of Basra's real-life librarian. She was the keeper of cherished books and her library was a haven for community gatherings.

    But with war imminent in Basra, Iraq, what could this lone woman do to save her precious books?

    With lyrical, spare text and beautiful acrylic illustrations, Jeanette Winter shows how well she understands her young audience.

    This true story of one librarian's remarkable bravery reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge knows no boundaries.
     
  • Houghton

    *ALA Notable Children's book 2006 *

    Celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter weaves a hopeful tale of one woman's courageous book rescue.

     

  • Houghton
    *ALA Notable Children&;s book 2006 *

    Celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter weaves a hopeful tale of one woman&;s courageous book rescue.

    In the Spring of 2003, Alia Muhammad Baker was the city of Basra&;s real-life librarian. She was the keeper of cherished books and her library was a haven for community gatherings.

    But with war imminent in Basra, Iraq, what could this lone woman do to save her precious books?

    With lyrical, spare text and beautiful acrylic illustrations, Jeanette Winter shows how well she understands her young audience.

    This true story of one librarian&;s remarkable bravery reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge knows no boundaries.
     
     
  • Houghton

    *ALA Notable Children&;s book 2006 *

    Celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter weaves a hopeful tale of one woman&;s courageous book rescue.

     

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