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The Kite Runner Lesson Plan

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born on March 4, 1965 in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, as the oldest of five children. His father worked for the Afghan Foreign Ministry as a diplomat, and his mother was a high school teacher of Farsi and history. When Hosseini was five years old, his family moved from Kabul to Tehran, Iran. They returned to Kabul but eventually sought political asylum in the United States during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The Hosseini family moved to San Jose, California, where Hosseini graduated from high school. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Biology, and then went on to medical school. Hosseini started writing The Kite Runner in 2001...

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