ISBN 9781576879450, 1576879453
Hardcover Picture Book | 32 pages
A town is left in ruins after the bombs fall.
The beloved library is turned to ash.
Home will never feel the same.
But then one day, the Librarian appears in the square. Seated on a bench in front of the library ruins, she opens a book and begins to read aloud. The village children stop to listen. "Foolish woman," Papa says. "Too dangerous," Mama agrees, hurrying the children away. Day after day, as she returns to her post, the Librarian’s stories bring comfort to the broken hearts of the people. Little by little, seeds of hope are planted, and the town begins to heal. Inspired by the true story of the Cellist of Sarajevo, a compassionate musician who played his cello for 22 days to honor the deaths of 22 innocent people killed after the bombing of a bakery during the Bosnian war.
The Librarian's Stories is a testament to the enduring connection between stories and hope.