The Harry Potter series is one of the most beloved stories of all time, unlocking a world of wizarding magic, adventure and intrigue to millions of young readers. We discuss how its unconventional storyline and character development can shift thinking and teach real life lessons to young and old readers alike.
- Mimi Gladstein, English and literature professor, University of Texas at El Paso, author of the essay, Feminism and Equal Opportunity: Hermione and the Women of Hogwarts
- Amy Hogan, creative media manager, MuggleNet.
Links for more information:
- Your Story: What we can learn from Hermione Granger, the smartest witch of her age
- Feminism in Harry Potter
- CBS News: Nashville school bans “Harry Potter” series, citing risk of “conjuring evil spirits”