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The Kite Runner Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is Khaled Hosseini's first novel. He was a practicing physician until shortly after the book's release and has now devoted himself to being an author and activist. The story of the novel is fictional, but it is rooted in real political and historical events ranging from the last days of the Afghan monarchy in the 1970's to the post-Taliban near-present. It is also based on Hosseini's memories of growing up in the Wazir Akbar Khan section of Kabul and adapting to life in California. In a 2003 interview with Newsline, Hosseini specified that the most autobiographical parts of The Kite Runner are those about "the difficult task of assimilating into a...

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