The Kites are Flying

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

When television reporter, Max, visits communities on either side of a dividing wall in the West Bank, his intention is to give an objective view of life for both Jews and Palestinians.

He does not expect to find a friend; least of all a boy, Said, mute since the death of his older brother.

As Max investigates, Said makes kites and sends them flying over the wall to a young girl on the other side. Said dreams of peace but is not sure who shares his dream until one glorious day when the sky becomes a symbol of reconciliation and hope.

This dual narrative tale of a modern day conflict is both tragic and joyful. An accessible portrayal of the human consequences of political strife.

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