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The Resource The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq, written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter

The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq, written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter

Label
The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq
Title
The librarian of Basra
Title remainder
a true story from Iraq
Statement of responsibility
written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for 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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2005.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2006
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
136825
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winter, Jeanette
Dewey number
  • 020.92
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
640
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, Alia Muhammad
  • Baker, Alia Muhammad
  • Librarians
  • Libraries
  • Iraq War, 2003
  • Librarians
  • Libraries
  • Iraq War, 2003
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story from Iraq
Label
The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq, written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm55658292
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780152054458
Lccn
2004012969
Other control number
9780152054458
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADP-7183
Label
The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq, written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Publication
Control code
ocm55658292
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780152054458
Lccn
2004012969
Other control number
9780152054458
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADP-7183

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