The Librarian of Basra: A True Story From Iraq

In spite of looming war, librarian Alia Muhammed Baker was able to save the books from the library of Basra by moving them to safety. Simple forms and deep colors in a naïve style evoke the war without being explicit. The bravery and action of one person celebrates both everyday heroism and books as a unifying force.

Age Level: 6-9
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Theme: Fun at the Library