Happy Harper Lee Day

Today’s the birthday of Harper Lee, author of one of my, and I’m sure some other folks’, favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird

Happy Birthday to a great writer who brought some great words to the world!

“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.” – Harper Lee

http://www.neabigread.org/books/mockingbird/readers-guide/about-the-author/

 

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Learningz, December 13

From a friend about her brother’s new accomplishment. I asked her to write something up for us….

If you (or someone you know) could use help hacking academics, my brother, Jonathan Corey, PhD, has a book for that: Black Belt Study Skills.  Instead of another long book to read with complicated systems to implement, Black Belt Study Skills is short and focused to give students tools they can start using right away.  Jon has helped hundreds of students at Brown, URI, and other area colleges and high schools to achieve their academic goals.  Now those techniques are available to students everywhere.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Belt-Study-Skills-1st/dp/1492730238/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386937831&sr=1-4&keywords=Jonathan+Corey

Check it out!!

The Origins of Winnie the Pooh

En route to a training camp in Quebec during World War I, Canadian army lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a bear cub for $20 from a hunter in White River, Ontario.

He named her Winnipeg, after his hometown, and smuggled her to England, where “Winnie” became the mascot of his militia regiment.

Eventually he donated her to the London Zoo, where she became a great favorite of Christopher Robin Milne, the son of a local playwright.

You know the rest.