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What ‘Harry Potter’ Teaches Us About Mental Illness and Empathy

From its soul-sucking Dementors to its marginalized heroes, the world of ‘Harry Potter’ world helps kids learn tolerance and compassion

Illustration: Mallory Muse/Pixabay

More than 500 million copies of Harry Potter have sold worldwide, making it the best selling book series of all time.

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