Out Today: King for a Day

This cold weather makes us want to sip on hot chocolate under a warm blanket with a brand new book. And what better book than King for a Day, out today from Lee & Low Books!

In this beautiful story, Rukhsana Khan takes us to Lahore, Pakistan for Basant, the springtime kite-flying festival. Guiding his kite into leaps and swirls, our hero Malik slashes strings to capture the other kites in the sky, including those flown by the bully next door.

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From his wheelchair perched atop a Lahore roof, Malik amasses a huge pile of kites, defeats the bully, and becomes king of the skies! Christiane Krömer’s stunning mixed media collages perfectly depict the beauty of the holiday.

We’re not the only ones who think King for a Day is a wonderful story:

 “This story soars.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Intriguing.” –School Library Journal, starred review 

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Check out the King for a Day site for more information and reviews.