11 Jul '11, 2am

Reading Changes Lives | Care2 Causes

Reading Changes Lives | Care2 Causes

Has Harry Potter had a long range impact? The Plain Dealer , a Cleveland-based newspaper, recently sponsored an essay contest inviting participants to write about how the Harry Potter books changed their lives. They received over 300 submissions from people of all ages and backgrounds. Judges selected one grand prize winner, four runners up, and ten honorable mentions from the submitted essays. They’re publishing one essay each day until July 15th– the release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – when the grand prize winner will be revealed. All of the essays that have been published so far reveal a lot about the relationship the author has with literature, and illustrate the powerful effects that books have on people’s lives. In her essay , which received an honorable mention, 19-year-old Julie Baird writes about how the Harry Potter series helped her to ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/reading-changes-lives.html

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