What is Hermione Granger‘s ethnicity in the Harry Potter books? There was a debate two years ago on the internet. As a real Harry Potter fan , you may have a strong curiosity about it . In all of the Potter books, there appears to be only one reference to Hermione’s skin color:
They were there, both of them, sitting outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor — Ron looking incredibly freckly, Hermione very brown, both waving frantically at him. Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4: The Leaky Cauldron
The fifth character, on the far right, is presumably an early version of the character who would become Dean Thomas; Pottermore reveals that a character named "Gary Thomas" was one of the Original Forty Hogwarts students created by Rowling, later renamed "Dean." Since we know that Dean is dark-skinned, and he appears dark(er)-skinned in the sketch, it stands to reason that Hermione was intended to be light-skinned.
Although not exactly evidence, Rowling has done occasional sketches of her characters, all of which portray Hermione as having light skin:
Unfortunately, none of this tells us if she was meant to be mixed-race or not. Disidentification is an easier leap when characters are intentionally vague. So we can idealize it in our heart for our favorite characters.