Game Changers: A Biography of J. K. Rowling

Dona Herweck Rice

Game Changers: A Biography of J. K. Rowling
Teacher Created Materials, Inc
United States
31 March 2017

Game Changers: A Biography of J. K. Rowling

Dona Herweck Rice

J.K. Rowling’s success is beyond impressive. Few authors in history have experienced anything like it. There are theme parks that recreate the Potter world, multiple films, rock bands named for Potter places and characters, websites dedicated to Potter lore, and Quidditch teams around the world. This high-interest biography details the fascinating life of the creator of the Harry Potter books-J.K. Rowling. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and featuring TIME content, this full-color nonfiction book includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The intriguing sidebars, detailed images, and in-depth Reader’s Guide require students to connect back to the text and promote multiple readings. The Think Link and Dig Deeper! sections develop students’ higher-order thinking skills, and the Check It Out! section includes suggested books, videos, and websites for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this text features complex and rigorous content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.

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