J.K. Rowling sends 'Harry Potter' books to girl in Syrian war zone

Sam Haysom



LONDON — On Monday, J.K. Rowling had an exchange on Twitter with the mother of Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old girl who's been tweeting from Aleppo, Syria.

Bana had seen a Harry Potter film with her mother and wanted to know how she could read the books, too.

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"She wants to but we don't have it here," Bana's mother Fatemah tweeted. "We watched the movie before. How do we get?"

Two days later, Rowling found a solution.

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Shortly after their Twitter exchange, Rowling sent Bana the stories via Ebook. Bana then sent a thank you tweet to the author on Wednesday morning.

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Mashable reached out to Bana Alabed on Twitter, and she confirmed that she had received an ebook gift from J.K. Rowling.

"Almost got it," she wrote, "downloading the app reader now."

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