Author: Jessica Victoria Hidalgo [1]

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.[2]

Twenty years ago, those few, surprisingly un-magical, first words of the first Harry Potter novel sparked a global phenomenon as a generation of children and young adults fell in love with author J.K. Rowling’s magical world. The phenomenal success of the Harry Potter series is indisputable. Rowling’s seven-book series about a British boy-wizard has sold 400 million copies worldwide,[3] and the Harry Potter franchise includes dozens of short stories, eight Oscar-nominated movies, a sequel Broadway and West End play, four theme parks, toys and merchandise, video games, and, most recently, a prequel film series starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[4] Continue reading