Author JK Rowling sends Harry Potter books to a Syrian girl in Aleppo

JK Rowling, the "Harry Potter" author has gifted a young girl living in war-torn Syria with copies of her famous boy wizard books

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London, November 26, 2016: JK Rowling, the “Harry Potter” author has gifted a young girl living in war-torn Syria with copies of her famous boy wizard books.

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Seven-year-old Bana has been watching the films of “Harry Potter” in order to distract herself from the bombings and fighting in her hometown of Aleppo.

“After watching the film earlier this week, Bana’s mother Fatemah reached out to Rowling via Twitter, revealing her daughter and other local children were interested in reading the books the movies are based on,” reported CNN.

The author, Rowling was so moved by the message that she replied, saying, “Bana, I hope you do read the book, because I think you’d like it. Sending you lots and lots of love xxx.”

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The 51-year-old writer subsequently sent her electronic copies of all the books in the franchise.

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Bana’s mother shared her gratitude with the author on Twitter, and said, “Thank you my friend Jk Rowling for the books”, to which Rowling responded, “Thinking of you, keep safe #Aleppo.

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