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The Librarian Of Basra (A True Story From Iraq)

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780358141839
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Publication Date: 1/1/2005
Size: 7.25" l x 3.55" w x 0.45"
Series: N/A

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.

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