Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in the city of Basra in southern Iraq. In this true story, Alia does whatever she can to protect the books in her library before war comes to her city. Will she be able to save all the books? Sara reads The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter.
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter
published by Harcourt, copyright 2005
THE LIBRARIAN OF BASRA: A TRUE STORY FROM IRAQ, copyright © 2005 by Jeanette Winter, reproduced by permission of Harcourt, Inc. This material may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.
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Total time: 3:21 minutes
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