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Stamaty, Mark Alan.
New York : Knopf, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 6.5
ISBN 0375932178
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When the bombs start falling, there will be such destruction.  People will die and buildings will be destroyed.  The history of the people could be gone forever.  When the people of Iraq learned that the war was coming, they knew that Sadam's army would fight back any way they could.  And when Alia saw the troops on the roof of the library, she knew she must be something she could do to save the books.  The books the recorded the history of Iraq and the heritage of her people.  So Alia, the head librarian at the central library in Basra, took it upon herself to find a way to save the books.  And when the bombs started to fall, Alia was in the middle of it all.
SUBJECTS:     Baker, Alia Muhammad -- Cartoons and comics.
                        Libraries -- Cartoons and comics.
                        Iraq War, 2003 -- Cartoons and comics.
                        Librarians -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics.
                        Cartoons and comics.


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