Who Gets to Tell the Story?
Kind of Activity:
Discuss the question of authorial viewpoint
Common Core Standards:
Khaled Hosseini's fame as a result of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns has made many view him as a spokesperson for the Afghan people. He has utilized his fame to help mobilize humanitarian aid: he started the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that works with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide food and shelter for refugee families, and education, healthcare, and financial support to Afghan women and children.
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