In fiction, canon is the material accepted as officially part of the story in an individual universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction. The alternative terms mythology, timeline, and continuity are often used, with the former being especially to refer to a richly detailed fictional canon requiring a large degree of suspension of disbelief.
The ‘canon’ The Harry Potter Lexicon is an attempt to catalogue in a user-friendly way all the information J .K .Rowling has given us about the world she has created, the universe of Harry Potter. For that purpose, a distinction is made between information which comes from the author herself and that which comes from other sources, whether officially licensed or not.
Here are several new developments that are now canon in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World thanks to 'The Cursed Child. as cited in the source "Hypable" (Note as credible as sites like Mashable, Buzzfeed etc - fine for examples of current popular culture but not generally regarded as an authorative source)
Just occasionally, our excitement can get the best of us. Which is exactly what's happened to a few eager Potterheads, who appear not to have quite taken on the direct warnings of J.K. Rowling; This is a script not a novel!
Is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two OK for your child [student]? Read Common Sense Media's book review to help you make informed decisions.
A new play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. To find out more visit the play website.
It's always illuminating to read the differing opinions about a book, given the passion of Harry Potter fans the views are sure to be polarising.
Information shared with Middle School students about reserving the paper copy or ebook and also recommends "readalike fiction" for those who can't wait.