“I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.” – Yogi Berra (1925 – 2015), American Professional Baseball Player / Manager / Coach (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Some think encyclopedias are old school.
The point is – they do school you! 🙂
Mr. Berra’s quote made me laugh. He must have been joking. When my siblings and I were growing up, even though we were not financially well off, my late mother made sure we had a “BED” (a Bible, a set of encyclopedias, and a dictionary). Very grateful because those books widened my world and one of my favorite things was a visit to the public library.
- “Yogi Berra Quotes.” ThinkExist.com Quotations, n.d.
- Scott, Nate. “The 50 Greatest Yogi Berra Quotes.” FTW! | MLB. USA TODAY SPORTS, 23 Sept. 2015.
On a more serious note. In the United States of America, schools and libraries are commonplace and available for everyone. Not so in many places around the world. Wanted to use this blog post to make others aware of an NGO (Non-Governmental Program) that has a project to supply books to needy children. To learn more, click the related blog post Gift a book for rural children or visit the official website Aham Bhumika.
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Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press ~ This links dates back to 2014 but the collection I still online and you can browse by subject from African-American Studies to Zoology.
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