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The Resource Alia's mission : saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story, Mark Alan Stamaty

Alia's mission : saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story, Mark Alan Stamaty

Label
Alia's mission : saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story
Title
Alia's mission
Title remainder
saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story
Statement of responsibility
Mark Alan Stamaty
Title variation
Saving the books of Iran
Title variation remainder
saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed in the war. It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place. Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, Alia's Mission celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people
Summary
Alia takes matters into her own hands when government officials refuse to listen to her concerns about the books in the Baòsrah Central Library
Biography type
individual biography
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133066
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stamaty, Mark Alan
Dewey number
020/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z720.B24
LC item number
S73 2004
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850
Literary form
comic strips
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  • 3
  • 6
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True
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  • Graphic novels
  • Baker, Alia Muhammad
  • Librarians
  • Libraries
  • Iraq War, 2003-
Target audience
pre adolescent
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saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story
Label
Alia's mission : saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story, Mark Alan Stamaty
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Publication
Control code
ocm55671377
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375832178
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004048633
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55671377
Label
Alia's mission : saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story, Mark Alan Stamaty
Publication
Control code
ocm55671377
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375832178
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004048633
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55671377

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