Everything you need to understand or teach The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, an Afghan man living in San Francisco. He receives a call from an old friend of his father's, living in Pakistan, which brings back bittersweet memories of his childhood in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Amir tells of his idyllic childhood in Kabul, where his father enjoyed much financial success and prestige. Amir and his father provide housing for their servants, Ali and his son, Hassan. Social class separates the two boys from true friendship. However, they share much of their time in boyhood. Hassan respects and reveres Amir, even protects him from neighborhood bullies.
In Amir's twelfth year, he wins the neighborhood kite-fighting tournament, which, he prays, will earn his father's respect. All of Amir's childhood, he feels his father wishes for a more manly son. For the tournament, Hassan acts as Amir's helper, holding the spool as Amir works the strings and... View more of the The Kite Runner Summary
The Kite Runner Lesson Plans contain 111 pages of teaching material, including: