I’m thankful for: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This is the book that made fantasy cool again. Pre-Potter, admitting that you liked fantasy was like admitting you still slept with a blankie – not cool. Fast-forward to the fall of 1998 when Harry Potter was released in the U.S. Suddenly, miraculously, HP was king…and so was the fantasy genre. Thank you, J.K. This was a long time coming. Ages 8+.