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J. K. Rowling to Read at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
April 02, 2010, 11:30 AM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will be reading a selection from her Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone novel as part of the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll, reports the official Scholastic On Our Minds blog.  The author will be reading "at two separate times (1:30pm to 1:45pm ET and again at 2:00pm to 2:15pm ET) on Monday" as part of the event.  Streaming coverage of the Roll will be available via whitehouse.gov when it takes place starting at 7:45am EST on Monday, April 5th.  The event, the largest public event held in Washington DC each year, is set to host 30,000 from each of the fifty states.  Additionally, Scholastic asks "What passage from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone would you like to see Rowling read?" and offers the opportunity to give you opinion in comments here.

The New York Times says the following regarding the event:
First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing her campaign against childhood obesity to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Besides rolling eggs with spoons, children will get a dose of activities to promote healthy living and exercise, including a sports zone and a dance center set up on the South Lawn. White House chefs will be on hand to talk about eating well. 
In addition to J. K. Rowling, such other guests as Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno and the cast of the hit FOX television show Glee will also be in attendance.

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34 Comments

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That is soooo awesome!!! =D

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on April 02, 2010, 06:20 PM report to moderator
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I wish I lived in the U.S :(

Posted by Sasha on April 02, 2010, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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YAY for Jo! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on April 02, 2010, 07:00 PM report to moderator
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gah dude one day i will finally meet jo

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on April 02, 2010, 07:06 PM report to moderator
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That is awesome! I wish I still lived up there…not that they’d let my family in LOL.

Posted by Runwild101 (Robby) on April 02, 2010, 07:27 PM report to moderator
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JO IS BACK IN THE STATES!!! AWESOME!!!! i just asked my mom if we could hop a plane to DC….and the answer was no…..my sister was totally on my side once i told her her new celeb crush (Apalo Ohno) was also attending!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on April 02, 2010, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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yeah same for me as the rest of you are saying….one day ill meet Jo, but for now i have to keep dreaming.

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on April 02, 2010, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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I’m glad JKR and her books are now being accepted in the White House after being rejected by the former administration. I’m not surprised since President Obama has read all of the books to his girls.

Posted by molly43 on April 03, 2010, 02:03 AM report to moderator
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gah why does all the cool stuff happen when I’m at school? hopefully it will be on the leaky galleries afterwards

Posted by Will Landry on April 03, 2010, 08:37 AM report to moderator
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ZOMG! Jo in the same place as the Glee Cast! Us geeks would be in heaven!!!

Posted by joelface on April 03, 2010, 10:03 AM report to moderator
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wowow cooool

Posted by alicia00 on April 03, 2010, 11:37 AM report to moderator
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I will so be watching the stream from the whitehouse.gov site!! This woman is just way too cool not to watch on any and every occasion possible. GO JO!!!

Posted by hewy on April 03, 2010, 02:46 PM report to moderator
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Lucky kids!

Posted by Girlraven1 on April 03, 2010, 07:08 PM report to moderator
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Wow – that’s awesome of Jo to do this!

Posted by Agrippa1 on April 04, 2010, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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yea, let’s all do exercise and pig out on cadbury eggs lol!

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