THE LIBRARIAN OF BASRA --
A TRUE STORY FROM IRAQ
New York : Harcourt, 2005.
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is the story of an amazing woman. Her name is Alia Baker and she
lives in Basra, Iraq. During the spring of 2003, she became concerned
about the rumors of war coming to Basra. She was the head of the
Central Library in Basra and she was concerned that the war would destroy
the library. Some of the books in the collection were over 700 years
old and priceless. So, Alia came up with a way to save the library.
This is a true story of the librarian of Basra.
Baker, Alia Muhammad.
Librarians -- Iraq -- Basrah -- Biography.
Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- Iraq -- Basrah.
Iraq War, 2003.
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