Learn More About Harry Potter

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’re probably both thrilled and saddened to see the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, this week. If you’d like to read more about about Harry, here are some resources from the library and the Web.

  • Pottermore: an interactive site with new Potter materials (but not stories) by J.K. Rowling. The site won’t be live until October 2011, but die-hard fans can watch a video and register now.
  • Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays: Library Bookwatch describes this collection of essays as “Examining the Harry Potter works with regard to theories of child development, literary influences and historical contexts, and morality and social values.”
  • Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays: This newer collection continues to delve into the social significance of Harry Potter. It includes essays on religion, morality, and race.
  • The Making of the Potterverse: A Month by Month Look at Harry’s First Ten Years: This book offers a chance to read all the major media coverage surrounding the print and film works, and includes interviews with the film’s actors and creators.

You can always get the books and earlier videos from the Georgia State University Libraries, as well. They’re popular, so make sure the one you want isn’t checked out before you come.

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