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Children's Book Tells Tale of Iraq Librarian

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Children's Book Tells Tale of Iraq Librarian

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Children's Book Tells Tale of Iraq Librarian

Children's Book Tells Tale of Iraq Librarian

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It's not every day that an illustrated children's book about war is published. But author Jeanette Winter has created a book about a librarian who saved 70 percent of an Iraqi town's books during the U.S. invasion. The book is called The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq. Michele Norris talks with Winter about her inspiration for the book - an article she read about the librarian in a newspaper.