NYC schools participating in JKR book tour announced

Scholastic has revealed the lucky 40 schools in New York City that will be participating in JK Rowling's Open Book Tour on October 19th. Each school will select 40 students, totaling 1600 children from third through twelfth grade. From the press release:

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Scholastic Chairman, President and CEO Richard Robinson handed out 40 Sorting Hats to representatives from participating schools (listed below) to help each select 40 lucky third through twelfth graders who will attend the event at Carnegie Hall on October 19th.

In addition, Scholastic announced that they will be donating 5,000 copies of Sorcerer's Stone to New York City public schools so students can “begin their Hogwarts journey.”

For the full press release, including a list of NYC schools that were chosen and the school selection process, follow the link below!