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Saturday, June 29 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
To Kill a Mockingbird as an Influence on the Harry Potter Series

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The beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird and the end of Harry Potter are the same story. Rowling pays tribute to several of Harper Lee’s themes. Racism and patriarchal abuse within families have catastrophic consequences. Sometimes justice is only possible by flouting the law. Empathy overcomes evil. Restraint can be the greatest bravery. And like Harper Lee, Rowling uses the naïve perspectives of a trio of children to convey her beautifully brutal story.

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Lorrie Kim

Author, Snape
Lorrie Kim lives in Philadelphia, PA with her clever, grumpy, magical spouse and their geeky offspring, one born between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince and one in gestation during the publication of Deathly Hallows.


Saturday June 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Whitley Heights

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