The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

by Jeanette Winter

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Overview

Alia Muhammad Baker’s library in Basra, Iraq, has been a meeting place for those who love books for the past fourteen years. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library—along with the thirty thousand books within it—will be destroyed forever.

In this incredible true story of a war-stricken country where civilians seem powerless in the face of battle, this feminist and inspirational tale about a librarian’s struggle to save her community’s priceless collection of books reminds us how, throughout the world, the love of literature can unite us all. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358141839
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 117,191
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

JEANETTE WINTER has illustrated many books for children, including Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston and her own Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book, My Name Is Georgia, and Josefina. She lives in New York City.

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