Monday, November 12, 2012
Harry Potter, the end of an era...
After 6 months of listening, we reached the end of our journey through Harry Potter.
It's definitely the end of an era for us. It is a little sad to leave friends behind, but sometimes the story is over, finished and all that is left is goodbye...
I realize that only those who truly love books will understand the little sadness that comes with moving on from a favorite character's story. That is ok. Call me crazy. I will admit that I can become attached to characters, especially when 6 months of my time was spent in their world.
What a great 6 months it was though. I will always be grateful to the Harry Potter books for the conversations and questions they inspired in my kids.
When I decided to check out the first Harry Potter book on Cd from the library, I never imagined that it would begin a journey through learning about the Civil War and Slavery, WWII and the Holocaust and Civil Rights. Funny how a modern day story about a magical boy can spark conversations about prejudice and racism. Nothing beats being able to teach your children about the underground railroad, Anne Frank and Hitler, and a lady riding a bus in Alabama all because of questions they have from a story.
So here's to you Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron. Thanks for the adventure!
Now I'm off to find the next great story for us. :-)
Posted by April at 7:13 PM