The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq


By (author) Jeanette Winter

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  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 277mm x 10mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2005
  • ISBN 10: 0152054456
  • ISBN 13: 9780152054458
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 36,659

Product description

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 Iraq War.

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Author information

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.

Review quote

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