Today, May 7 -- “National Teacher Day” (*) -- we honor the dedicated individuals who taught us everything from writing in cursive to the wonders of science.
Today’s TriviaTuesday question is about a famous former teacher:
While creating what would become a worldwide best-selling series, this author taught English as a second language, then trained as a teacher and taught in city schools.
Who’s the famous teacher/author?
The former teacher is JK Rowling, whose fantasy book series breathed life into a young wizard named Harry Potter and garnered a place in literary history.
It all began in 1990. While sitting on a delayed train in England, Rowling became inspired — literally. That’s when the character, Harry Potter, was born. **
Rowling eventually moved to Portugal, where she found work as an English teacher in a language school. Later, in Edinburgh, Scotland, she trained to become a teacher and taught in city schools. But Harry Potter never left her mind… **