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The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq

Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt, [2005] ©2005
Series: Reading rainbow, 153.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Picture books for children
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Alia Muhammad Baker; Alia Muhammad Baker; Alia Muhammad Baker; Alia Muhammad Baker
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Winter
ISBN: 0152054456 9780152054458 1415575274 9781415575277 9780358141839 0358141834
OCLC Number: 55658292
Awards: Middle East Book Award Honor, 2005
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.
Amelia Bloomer Award, 2006
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.; 640
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Series Title: Reading rainbow, 153.
Responsibility: written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter.
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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  Read more...

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timely and moving-- "Better Homes and Gardens" (9/1/2005 12:00:00 AM) a vibrantly illustrated tale of valor and resiliency in the worst of times--Jeanette Winter "Parade magazine" (5/1/2005 12:00:00 Read more...

 
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The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq

by uwcsea (WorldCat user published 2009-02-13) Good Permalink

The same story as"Alia's Mission"-in picture book form.Simplified language and more child-friendly themes.

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