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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, the library where she works 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. In a war-stricken country 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
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
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Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2005.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2006
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2006
Awards note
  • Middle East Book Award Honor, 2005
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.
  • Amelia Bloomer Award, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
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136825
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 020/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Elementary Grade
  • 640
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
Z720.B24
LC item number
W56 2005
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640
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
Reading level
  • 3.2.
  • 3.4.
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True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
Target audience
juvenile
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a true story from Iraq
Label
The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq, written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55658292
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780152054458
Lccn
2004012969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780152054458
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55658292
Label
The librarian of Basra : a true story from Iraq, written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55658292
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780152054458
Lccn
2004012969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780152054458
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55658292

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