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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner


by Khaled Hosseini

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the The Kite Runner Teacher Pass

The Kite Runner Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Flying High

You know what's great about The Kite Runner? It's not too snooty for popular culture and it's not too popular culture for intellectuals. This book has won a wide range of awards, from a place on the 2004 ALA list of notable books to Entertainment Weekly's Best Book award. Not too shabby. (Ask your students what they think: is this pop lit or the stuff of the academic elite?)