J.K. Rowling Sends a Message of Love to Children in Aleppo

Nov 27, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Charity, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling is known for her charitable ways and her grounded disposition, but her interaction with a child of war-torn Syria had us in tears.

It all started when Fatemah, the mother of a child called Bana living in Aleppo, tweeted Jo with a message of love for the series that brought you here:

Somebody took to Twitter to comment on the gravity of the current situation in Aleppo, hoping that J.K. Rowling realised the resources and courage it took to appeal so publicly:

Of course, Jo responded – what could she do to send a book and share a small message of love that’s proven to bring light to so many lives?

That’s when Neil Blair, Jo’s agent, stepped in:

Jo immediately took to Twitter to get the ball rolling – literature may not seem like a lot, but we spread what joy we can, what love we can, and this message of hope brought all of us to our senses – what can we all do to help those around us?

Hello my friend @jk_rowling, I started reading your books now, my heart is for you. Thank you. – Bana #Aleppo #StandWithAleppo pic.twitter.com/MHtOIFzwuI

J.K. Rowling responded – we’re so happy Bana gets to share in the comfort of the wizarding world, we only wish her current situation wasn’t so dire:

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