Kabir and the Kite: The Adventures of a Boy Who Dreams of Things Beyond
Kali Kalam, author
Kabir is a young boy who daydreams about life beyond his small town in the middle of nowhere. He sees and experiences things that others cannot. He explains how he is able to experience the world from the vantage point of his beloved kite. Kabir's teacher and family members are puzzled by his imagination. No one believes his stories, except for his classmate and friend who lives across the street. Everyone else around Kabir ridicules him and criticizes him for playing with kites instead of working harder at school and home. One day his brother rips up the fragile paper kite after an argument. No one seems to understand his pain. Eventually, fed up with the constraints of his small town life, Kabir decides to leave home in a now-or-never adventure... In a story that children everywhere will relate to, Kabir and the Kite represents a metaphor for life itself, and promises to spark the imagination and inspire the young at heart of all ages.