The Magic of Harry Potter

Episode 1 · December 14th, 2015 · 21 mins 55 secs

About this Episode

What makes the Harry Potter series so special? How did it become the most popular in all of children’s literature? Cheryl Klein talks about her work as continuity editor on the series and shares harrowing stories about keeping the manuscript secret. Literacy expert Pam Allyn, Founding Director of LitWorld, weighs in on how Hogwarts and the lessons Harry Potter teaches us can be valuable for educators.


  • Cheryl Klein: Executive Editor, Arthur A. Levine Books
  • Pam Allyn: Literacy expert, author, and Founding Director of LitWorld

Special thanks:

  • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
  • Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan
  • Produced by Megan Kaesshaefer