Alia's mission : saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story
(Graphic Novel)

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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf :, 2004.
ISBN
0375832173, 9780375832178, 0375932178, 9780375932175
Lexile measure
850L
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Chicago Ridge Public Library - Juvenile StacksJ BIOG BAKOn Shelf
Forest Park Public Library - TeenYA GN BIO BAKEROn Shelf
Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District - Juvenile StacksGRAPHIC NOVEL J STAOn Shelf
Grande Prairie Public Library District - Young AdultYA GN STAOn Shelf
Justice Public Library District - Juvenile StacksJ 020.92 STAOn Shelf
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf :, 2004.
Format
Graphic Novel
Physical Desc
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0375832173, 9780375832178, 0375932178, 9780375932175
Accelerated Reader
LG
Level 3.9, 1 Points
Lexile measure
850

Notes

Description
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.
Target Audience
850L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,3.9,0.5,85040.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,3-5,3.9,2.0,39664.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,Grades K-4,3.9,0.5,SD,Quiz 85040,English non-fiction.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,LG,3.9,0.5,85040.
Awards
Middle East Book Award, 2005

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stamaty, M. A. (2004). Alia's mission: saving the books of Iraq : inspired by a true story (First Dragonfly books edition.). Alfred A. Knopf :.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stamaty, Mark Alan. 2004. Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq : Inspired By a True Story. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stamaty, Mark Alan. Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq : Inspired By a True Story Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stamaty, Mark Alan. Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq : Inspired By a True Story First Dragonfly books edition., Alfred A. Knopf :, 2004.

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