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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 26, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:45

Guest: Jon Ostenson, PhD, Associate Professor of English, BYU It’s the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter’s debut. Two whole decades have already passed. The series that has sold over 450 million copies also has movies, interactive websites like Pottermore, fictional textbooks, theme-parks, even a theatrical play created in its name. But, maybe the greatest significance of the Harry Potter legacy is how JK Rowling made reading magical again for a generation of adolescents.