The Literature Continuum: The Harry Potter Phenomenon
Butler, Rebecca P., School Libraries Worldwide
This article discusses the Harry Potter phenomenon as popular culture, and traces the evolution of the literature from children's work to young adult. In addition, it demonstrates uses of this literature in the school environment with a large number of activities to support this use. Available companion literature is also covered, as is the controversy over the appropriateness of the series for our children.
The Harry Potter phenomenon began in 1997 with the United Kingdom publication of J.K. Rowling's first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (published in the United States in 1998 as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) (Fraser, 2000). Since that …
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Publication information: Article title: The Literature Continuum: The Harry Potter Phenomenon. Contributors: Butler, Rebecca P. - Author. Journal title: School Libraries Worldwide. Volume: 9. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2003. Page number: 64. © International Association of School Librarianship Jan 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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