Seven-year-old Bana Alebed tweets to 87,ooo followers every day, sharing news from her life in Aleppo, Syria. Like many kids, she’s a Harry Potter fan, but it’s hard for her to find copies of the books in the middle of a war zone.
Bana, I hope you do read the book, because I think you'd like it. Sending you lots and lots of love xxx— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016
Rowling replied, but Fatemah explained that it’s a more complicated situation than simply hoping Bana can read the book.
she wants to but we don't have it here. We watched the movie before. How do we get?— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 21, 2016
I do know that, sadly. I would love to send Bana a book if I could.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016
With Aleppo currently under siege, Bana and her mother are still able to speak out on Twitter, but something as simple as a book delivery is outside their control.