J.K. Rowling Shares a New Story on the American Wizarding School

By Maryann Yin Comment

History of Magic in North America (GalleyCat)J.K. Rowling has written a new story called “1920s Wizarding America” which features new information on the American wizarding school, “Ilvermorny.” The piece can be found at the Pottermore website. Here’s an excerpt:

“By the 1920s Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had been flourishing for more than two centuries and was widely considered to be one of the greatest magical education establishments in the world. In consequence of their common education, all witches and wizards are proficient in the use of a wand. Legislation introduced at the end of the nineteenth century meant that every member of the magical community in America was required to carry a ‘wand permit’, a measure that was intended to keep tabs on all magical activity and identify the perpetrators by their wands.”

This piece represents the fourth and final installment of Rowling’s History of Magic in North America series. Throughout the course of this past week, the stories from this series revealed new information on “skin walkers,” “the Salem Witch Trials,” and “the Magical Congress of the United States of America.” In the past, Rowling has written essays and shared new information on  the history of quidditchthe origins of the Potter family, and Potions Master Severus Snape.

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