Saturday, February 17, 2007
The Librarian of Basra
Jone over at Deo Writer recently mentioned a children's book entitled The Librarian of Basra. She mentioned it in a comment on my Iraq Diary post. I was at Border's today to pick up The Rule of Benedict (and of course left with four books, not just one). But before I left, I remembered the Basra book and found one copy in the children's section. This is a marvelous picture book that in a very few words, conveys a startling message of bravery and determination. Even if you don't have young children, I would encourage anyone who loves inspirational true life stories to add this book to their library. You never know when you might have a little one sitting on your lap asking you to read a book to them.