This book combines two popular book genres on the market now: graphic novels and political books. According to Sheridan Magazine, these two genres of books are rising in popularity and will likely continue to sell well in this current moment. According to a recent Variety article, global information company NPD Group reports that sales of political books were up 25% in 2018. Flying Kites is appealing to both young adult and adult readers and it tells a moving story about organizing in prison during the 2013 national prison hunger strike movement. With renewed attention on #BlackLivesMatter and organizing around abolition demands for both police and prisons this book could not be more timely even though it is about an event from several years ago. This is a welcome addition to our expanding YA offerings as well and will sell well in bookstores and at events because of its appealing presentation.