RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 55658292 LA English T1 The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq A1 Winter, Jeanette., PB Harcourt, Inc. PP Orlando, Fla. YR 2005 SN 0152054456 9780152054458 AB Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, the library where she works 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.