Newswire: J.K. Rowling shares details of the American Hogwarts

As part of her quest to get everyone up to speed on American witches and wizards in time for the fall release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, J.K. Rowling has written a detailed account of the history of Ilvermorny, the American version of Hogwarts. In the piece available on Pottermore, Rowling tells the tale of the school’s scrappy founder Isolt Sayre, who has a sad backstory involving dead parents. It’s not entirely unlike Harry’s tale: Isolt was born in Ireland where her family was murdered by an evil aunt who hated Mudbloods. She escaped to America on the Mayflower with a stolen wand, befriended a cantankerous creature, stumbled across two orphaned wizard children, and fell in love with a No-Maj named James. Together they founded Ilvermorny.

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