And so a human chain protects the library and its gems from unpredictable protesters. Actual photographs of the library and the people — including the narrator and the library director — both of whom figure prominently in the telling — add to the real-life drama. A brief note about the 2011 revolution, notes about Alexandria's library ancient and modern, and more conclude this compelling book. Hands Around the Library provides a look at a timely topic, a rich cultural heritage, and much more. It's also a fascinating way to celebrate libraries and their treasures long beyond September.
What an incredible way to start the year out with older students, by celebrating our freedom to have libraries and so many other freedoms that others don't have. A great topic for discussion.