Hands Around the Library

Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books

By Susan L. Roth; Karen Leggett Abouraya; Susan L. Roth (Illustrator)
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737471, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 30, 2012

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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.




About the Author
SUSAN L. ROTH's unique mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous award-winning children's books, many of which she also wrote. When asked by her friend Cindy Trumbore to work on a book that jointly told the story of the people of Puerto Rico and their beautiful parrots, Roth was thrilled by the opportunity to create hundreds of tiny green parrots!

Roth lives in New York.





SUSAN L. ROTH's unique mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous award-winning children's books, many of which she also wrote. When asked by her friend Cindy Trumbore to work on a book that jointly told the story of the people of Puerto Rico and their beautiful parrots, Roth was thrilled by the opportunity to create hundreds of tiny green parrots!

Roth lives in New York.




NPR
Monday, Nov 11, 2013

The Africana Book Awards are supposed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children's literature about Africa. Guest host Celeste Headleee speaks to award winners Karen Leggett Abouraya and Ifeoma Onyefulu. More at NPR.org

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