Richard Robinson Dies at 84; Turned Scholastic Into an Empire

With help from Harry Potter, the Magic School Bus and the Baby-Sitters Club, he created the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books.

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Madonna? Harry Potter? Churchill? Tom Brady May Be Beyond Compare

Tom Brady rose from obscurity to become a standard-bearing quarterback hero, jousting with many characters along the way. We asked experts in various fields if they could cite similar sagas through history.

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Christopher Little, Who Built an Empire Around a Boy Wizard, Dies at 79

As a struggling literary agent in London, he took a chance on J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, turning her books into the most lucrative literary franchise in history.

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‘Harry Potter’ Fans on TikTok Are Editing Themselves Into the Movies

On TikTok, Gen Z “Harry Potter” fans edit themselves into the movies in a quest for escapism, representation and community.

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J.K. Rowling’s Fans Imagine Harry Potter World Without Her

A slice of fandom divides itself from J.K. Rowling.

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J.K. Rowling Tweets Seen as Anti-Transgender Prompt Backlash

The creator of the “Harry Potter” series faced a backlash after she took aim at an article that referred to “people who menstruate.”

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J.K. Rowling Begins Publishing ‘The Ickabog,’ for Children in Lockdown

The Harry Potter author said her new fairy tale would go online in installments, starting Tuesday, and published as a book in November.

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