'Harry Potter' creator coming to NYC
(New York - WABC, September 5, 2007) (WABC) -- Magic is coming to Manhattan this fall.
More than one thousand New York City public school kids will get to meet the creator of Harry Potter at Carnegie Hall.
Author J.K. Rowling will be making limited appearances in the U.S.
Children from 40 city public schools will be given the chance to hear her read from "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows." They'll also get to ask questions and receive autographed books.
The NYC DOE selected public elementary and middle schools that showed the greatest gains on the statewide literacy test in each borough (from years 2005-06 to 2006-07), and the rest were schools showing the greatest gains citywide. Public high schools that were selected were those that showed the greatest gains in the state English Regents' test for each borough (from years 2004-05 to 2005-06), then the greatest gains citywide.
Scholastic also announced that the Company will be donating 5,000 copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling's series, to New York City public schools for students who have not yet read the books and are now ready to begin their Hogwarts journey.
New York City Public Schools Participating in J.K. Rowling Open Book Tour:
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