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20 Years Of Harry Potter's Wizarding World18:30
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First edition Harry Potter books are seen on display before and auction in London in 2010. (Sang Tan/AP)
First edition Harry Potter books are seen on display before and auction in London in 2010. (Sang Tan/AP)
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"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was first published in the United Kingdom 20 years ago, on June 26, 2017. Since then, the book has become a cultural phenomenon: the books have been translated into 68 languages, sold over 400 million copies worldwide, and have made author J.K. Rowling, who was a struggling single mother back in 1997, a billionaire.

Guests

Margaret Willison, Boston Globe correspondent and librarian. She tweets @MrsFridayNext.

Nivedhitha Ramesh and Priyanka Dharrumpureya, who co-taught a Harry Potter inspired course at Tuft's University.

This segment aired on June 26, 2017.

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