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Stamaty, Mark Alan
Alia's mission : saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story / Mark Alan Stamaty
1st ed
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Juvenile Historic/1st Flr/ Check out to UM-D students, faculty & staff  jZC .Stam2 A4 2004    AVAILABLE
Gosling Gift Bookplate
Subject Baker, Alia Muhammad -- Juvenile literature
Subject(s) Librarians -- Iraq -- Baṣrah -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Libraries -- Iraq -- Baṣrah -- Juvenile literature
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Destruction and pillage -- Juvenile literature
Subject Baker, Alia Muhammad -- Comic books, strips, etc
Subject(s) Librarians -- Iraq -- Baṣrah -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Libraries -- Iraq -- Baṣrah -- Comic books, strips, etc
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Destruction and pillage -- Comic books, strips, etc
Physical Description 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
Summary Told in cartoon panels, this graphic novel recounts how the librarian in Basra smuggled over 30,000 books to safety in war-torn Iraq. It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplacable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place. Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, this book celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people
NOTE Gift from William A. Gosling, 2014

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