Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
From Snow Falling in Spring
In front of Baba’s eyes, they flung book after book onto the stone floor. One of them reached into a lower shelf for Baba’s rare books. Dragging them out by their silk strings, he yanked them open.
“Please,” Baba pleaded, trying to free himself from the hands of his guard. “Don’t touch those.”
The guard pulled Baba’s arms back and tied a rope around them.
Then the soldiers dumped all our books into large hemp sacks that they pulled from the back of the truck. “The paper factory will turn
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