Alia Muhammad Baker

Saving a Library from War

True Stories, Real People
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Through narrative nonfiction text, readers learn the amazing story of Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian who preserved Iraq's history by saving thousands of books from being destroyed during the Iraq War. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions, callouts, and sidebars, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author.

Momentum
Format Your Price Add
978-1-5038-0717-4
$34.95
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Hi-Lo, Narrative, Nonfiction
Category High Interest
Copyright 2016
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-01-01
BISACS JNF007110
Dewey 92
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 780
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180024
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Primary-source text, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
  • The War Begins
  • Basra Invasion
  • Saving the Books
  • Baker the Hero
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Author: Lindsay Bacher

Lindsay Bacher has a bachelor's degree in English and religion from Hamline University, and a master's of art and religion degree from Yale Divinity School. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two dogs, Sam and Maggie.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of True Stories, Real People from Booklist on April 1, 2016

The central library in Basra, Iraq, served its community for years before war threatened not just to end its services but to destroy its collections. In 2003, chief librarian Baker led an impromptu, grassroots effort to save as much of the collection as she and the library’s… View →