Alia's Mission: Saving The Books Of Iraq
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- Number of Pages: 32
The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed in the war. Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, Alia's Mission celebrates the value of books and also the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records with the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and incredibly dangerous activity of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place. It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian inside the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her nation.
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