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Title:
Kite Runner, The
Annotation:
Guilt haunts Amir after he witnesses the rape of his childhood friend, Hassan, but does nothing about it. Years later, Amir learns that Hassan has been killed, and he returns to Kabul from the United States. Amir attempts to redeem himself by rescuing Hassan's son from enslavement to a Taliban official.
Copyright:
2005
Original Copyright:
2003
Translator:
Author:
Khaled Hosseini
Illustrator:
Grade Level Span:
9-12
Language:
English
Genre:
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Classification:
Culture:
Middle Eastern
Topic:
English-Language Arts/General
Discipline:
History/Social Science
History/Social Science Standards:
HSS 10.9
Award:
Alex Award
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