Category: Harry Potter

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story

Using Harry Potter To Tell An Adoptee The Harder Parts of Her Story
Next weekend, I am taking my almost-twelve-year-old daughter to visit her birthmother, brother and sister. Up until now, the annual reunions have had a single goal: spend time together in a fun environment. We eat at casual family restaurants, swim in the hotel pool, attend museums and movies, and generally hang out. During these visits,... Read more »

How Superman Pajamas Are a Metaphor for Adoption

My dearest K, Last night, as an early birthday present, Daddy gave you a new pair of Superman pajamas. You already had a Captain American nightgown that I bought for you at San Diego Comic-Con, and of course you have your beloved Star Wars jammies, but the rest of the family has accumulated Superman jammies... Read more »

Will Harry Potter have the staying power of Star Wars?

Will Harry Potter have the staying power of Star Wars?
Earlier this week, I received a media request from a website that is focusing on Harry Potter over the next few days.  The question they wanted me to answer was this:  Will Harry Potter have the lasting power with audiences that Star Wars has had? Star Wars first became a sensation in 1977, with the... Read more »
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