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Librarian of Basra - WINTER JEANETTE

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780152054458
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old

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

Industry Reviews

"a vibrantly illustrated tale of valor and resiliency in the worst of times"
--Jeanette Winter"Parade magazine" (05/01/2005)
"timely and moving"
--Better Homes and Gardens (09/01/2005)

ISBN: 9780152054458
ISBN-10: 0152054456
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 20.3  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 377.0

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