Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
by Sulaiman Jackson
Joanne Katherine Rowling was born in 1965, in Chipping Sodbury, England. Her family moved to Chepstow, Gwent where young Rowling wrote her first book at age six. After graduating from the University of Exeter in 1986, she found work at the Amnesty in London, where Rowling began to work on the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling moved to Portugal to teach English. After a short marriage and a child, she moved to Edinburg, UK. Living with short bursts of money and Public Assistance, Rowling continued to write, but on napkins and scraps of paper.
The first Harry Potter book was a total success to public, both children and adults. J.K. Rowling also won the British Book Award. The next six books were also an immediate success, and sold in 200 countries, with over sixty printed languages. The next book’s profit, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”, and “Quiditch Through Ages.” where given to the Charity. The first Harry Potter movie promoted Rowling to an Officer of the British Empire in 2001.