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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Below are Purdue University experts who can discuss issues related to the next book in the popular Harry Potter series and the return of Oprah's Book Club.
o Harry Potter Can Help Children Deal With Grief, Professor Says
In each book of the Harry Potter series, death has played an increasing role in both the plots and in Harry's development and growth. From Harry's parents to a school friend, author J.K. Rowling's books don't shy away from death.
Heather Servaty-Seib, a Purdue University assistant professor of educational studies and an expert in grief and mourning in children, says the books can serve …