Hands Around the Library
Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books
Karen Leggett Abouraya & Susan L. Roth
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The inspiring true story of demonstrators standing up for the love of a library, from a New York Times bestselling illustrator
In January 2011, in 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, forming a human chain to protect the building. They chanted "We love you, Egypt!" as they stood together for the freedom the library represented.
Illustrated with Susan L. Roth's stunning collages, this amazing true story demonstrates how the love of books and libraries can unite a country, even in the midst of turmoil.
From Publishers Weekly
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Wonderful images and a terrific story!
This book has incredible images, especially great on a Retina iPad! The story is perfectly written for kids and students to enjoy a great story from the Egyptian Revolution.