Little, Brown, and Company to Publish J.K. Rowling Harvard Speech as an Illustrated Book

By Maryann Yin 

Back in 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Little, Brown and Company plans to publish it as an illustrated book.

The release date for Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and The Importance of Imagination has been scheduled for April 14, 2015. Joel Holland has signed on to create the artwork for this project.

According to the press release, “sales of Very Good Lives will benefit both Lumos, a charity organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.” The video embedded above features Rowling’s full speech—what do you think?