Review Of ' The ' By Joanne Rowling

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Glenna Negron Mr. Peneton Themes in Literature March 25, 2015 J.K. Rowling Philanthropist Joanne Rowling, one of the most well known British novelists in the world. She was born on July 31, 1965 at Yate General Hospital in Gloucestershire, England. (1) Joanne grew up in Chepstow, Gwent and from an early age she had an ambition to be a writer. (5) As a child she wrote many stories and short books, and continues to do so with great success. Later, Joanne left Chepstow to go to Exeter University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and the Classics. (2) After graduating, she moved to London where she started her job as a researcher for Amnesty International, a global movement that battles to end mistreatment of human rights. Though she would go on to be a famous author it was her work with Amnesty International that laid the foundation which fueled her passion for philanthropy and social activism. You may know Joanne Rowling better as J.K Rowling, famous author of the well known Harry Potter series. From the moment she began earning money from Harry Potter, Joanne made it her priority to give back and speak out. (4) During one interview, Joanne points out, “You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently,” (D’Estries, Michael). Joanne earned billions of dollars from her Harry Potter book and film franchises. (3) To the surprise of the wealth driven media, she has given over $160
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