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J.K. Rowling Sends Harry Potter Books To 7-Year-Old Fan In War-Torn Syria | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) South Africa United Kingdom United States NEWS Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Heroin Epidemic Donald Trump Racial Inequality US Senate Election Results HuffPost Hill Police Brutality Hate Crimes Supreme Court Congress So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment Comedy Celebrity TV Arts + Culture Backspace Movies LIFESTYLE Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Relationships Sleep IMPACT Reclaim Project Zero HuffPost RYOT Good News VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Queer Voices Parents VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Newsletters Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women FEATURED OWN Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Retire Well Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit WorldPost ARTS & CULTURE 11/24/2016 10:07 am ET J.K. Rowling Sends Harry Potter Books To 7-Year-Old Fan In War-Torn Syria The author turned on the magic after the girl's mom asked her how she could get a copy. By Rebecca Shapiro 1.6k J.K. Rowling  provided some welcome respite  for a seven-year-old Harry Potter fan living in Aleppo , Syria. Bana Alabed, who has been tweeting updates about her life in the the war-torn city, recently saw a Harry Potter film. Her mother later contacted the author saying her daughter would like to read the book, but it’s not available where they live. The family’s home is in the rebel-held eastern part of the city that’s been at the center of the nation’s violent, years-long conflict. Hi @jk_rowling I watched Harry Potter movie, Bana would like to read the book.- Fatemah #Aleppo — Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 21, 2016 @AlabedBana 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 @jk_rowling 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 Twitter users noticed the exchange and told Rowling the tweet was from the young girl, who has amassed over 90,000 followers since she joined Twitter in September. Soon after, a member of Rowling’s team got in touch with Bana’s mother. @jk_rowling @missguppy1 @AlabedBana Bana, I work for Jo. Would you be able to read an eBook? If so I'd be happy to get a copy over to you. — Neil Blair (@NeilBlairTBP) November 21, 2016 Two days later, Bana tweeted a photo of herself thanking Rowling for the books. My friend @jk_rowling how are you? Thank you for the book, love you from #Aleppo . - Bana pic.twitter.com/c84b4Zux0G — Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 23, 2016 Love you too, Bana! Thinking of you, keep safe #Aleppo https://t.co/1l5SJPStEm — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 23, 2016 When Twitter users asked how Rowling managed to get the titles to the young fan, she had a simple response: @ImNickySummer @AlabedBana Ebooks. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 23, 2016 Mashable confirmed Bana received the books on Wednesday.  Marka via Getty Images A woman sits at a table in an Aleppo bar on May 21, 2009. ullstein bild via Getty Images An aerial view of Aleppo in 1997.  Eric LAFFORGUE via Getty Images Children in Aleppo in 2006.  RAMZI HAIDAR via Getty Images A man smokes his water pipe in front of the Aleppo citadel on March 18, 2006. Digital Light Source via Getty Images View from the citadel of Aleppo in 2007.  Ed KashiNational GeographicGetty Images A couple stuck in a traffic jam on a bustling street in Aleppo on July 7, 1996. RAMZI HAIDAR via Getty Images A Syrian musician plays during the opening of the festival marking Aleppo as the Islamic cultural capital on March 18, 2006. Eric LAFFORGUE via Getty Images A couple in Aleppo on Oct. 5, 2006.  Khaled Al Hariri/Reuters Antique dealer Musafi Assal attends to a customer in Aleppo on June 23, 2010. Eric LAFFORGUE via Getty Images Aleppo on Oct. 5, 2006.  Stuart Freedman via Getty Images A man asleep inside his shop in Aleppo on Sept. 13, 2002. Leisa Tyler via Getty Images The interior of Sissi House, a storied hotel in Aleppo, on March 20, 2010. It burned down during the Syrian civil war in 2012. RAMZI HAIDAR via Getty Images Syrian dancers perform the the Sufi tannoura dance (also known as the al-darawish or dervish dance) during the ceremony marking Aleppo as the Islamic cultural capital on March 18, 200