Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Gerade entdeckt: das Kinderbuch "The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq" von Jeanette Winter, erschienen 2005 bei Harcourt. "Alia Muhammad Baker, chief librarian of Basra's Central Library, was determined to protect the library's holdings. In spite of the government's refusal to help, she moved the books into a nearby restaurant only nine days before the library burned to the ground. When the fighting moved on, this courageous woman transferred the 30,000 volumes to her and her friends' homes to await peace and the rebuilding of a new library" (School Library Journal).