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New J.K. Rowling stories to debut about wizarding history in America

"The wizarding world you thought you knew is much bigger than you imagined." Four original stories by Rowling will debut in "Magic in North America" series this week on the Pottermore website.

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New tales about the magic history in America are coming from J.K. Rowling.

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With the November movie release of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Harry Potter fans will have a chance to see wizards in action on US soil since it takes place in 1920s New York City.

To celebrate the "Fantastic Beasts" film, Rowling previously revealed a new map on the official Pottermore website in February the locations of many more witchcraft and wizardry schools including the American East Coast school of Ilvermorny.

Now Rowling will publish four new stories for "Magic in North America" series featuring America's own magical topics such as the Salem witch trials, the Native American skin-walkers legend, the US wizarding school Ilvermorny and the Magical Congress of the United States of America.

"History has many secrets," the Pottermore video reveals. "The official story is never the whole story. Look beyond the surface and you will find another world running parallel to our own -- a secret world where magic is real. Everything you think you know is about to change."

The first installment of the new series is called "History of Magic in North America" and will be published on Pottermore in four pieces, starting March 8 at 2 p.m. GMT. Another piece will be revealed each day at 2 p.m. until Friday, March 11.

We can't wait to have our minds blown about American history. Fingers crossed that Pottermore's version of the Salem witch trials are even more bizarre than the truth.