Alia Muhammed Baker, librarian
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter (Harcourt, 2005)
What courage! This is the story of a librarian's daring rescue of books from her library in Basra during the war in Iraq. Until there is peace, the collection will remain in her care.
Read an interview with Jeanette Winter about the writing of this book.