Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books

Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books

By: Karen Leggett Abouraya, Susan L. Roth
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2012
List: The Best Children's Books About Libraries and Librarians

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It was a moment that captured the hearts of people all over the world: Thousands of Egypt's students, library workers, and demonstrators surrounded the great library of Alexandria and joined hands, standing strong. They were forming a human chain to protect the glass building from harm in the midst of widespread protests and chaos. In that moment, the people of Egypt revealed how the love of books and libraries can unite a country, even one in turmoil.

Now, through lyrical words and gorgeous collage illustrations, this amazing historical moment is brought back to life. Hands Around the Library is a book that will spark conversations, and reinforce the importance of books and libraries in our lives.

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