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The Librarian of Basra, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter

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Alia Muhammad Baker is the librarian of Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place fo 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 county 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.  © 30 pages
  Hardcover published in 2005