Are books that focus on magic, like the Harry Potter series, harmful to children?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 6, 2003
“I suppose that last one was really big. If it fell it could hurt your foot or something. That could be harmful.”
“No. They just encourage them to use their imagination.”
“Not really, not books like Harry Potter. It’s possible, but not especially likely just because they focus on magic.”
“I think the message is the important thing, and if it’s a positive message I see nothing wrong with it.”