Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me: Discover the Magic of Friendship, Family, Courage, and Love in Your Life

Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me: Discover the Magic of Friendship, Family, Courage, and Love in Your Life

by Jill Kolongowski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612437248
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 219,462
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jill Kolongowski is a Hufflepuff who teaches writing and literature at the College of San Mateo. She is also the managing editor at YesYes Books. Her essays have won Sundog Lit’s First Annual Contest series and the Diana Woods Memorial Prize in Creative Nonfiction at Lunch Ticket magazine. Other essays are published in Profane , Sweet: A Literary Confection , Southern Indiana Review , Fugue , and elsewhere. She lives in California, and her Patronus is a tortoiseshell cat.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Lumos: On Discovery, Wonder, and Cynicism 6

Aguamenti: On Home, Food, Family, and Belonging 12

Priori Incantatem: On Connecting Generations 23

Fidelius: On Betrayal and Loyalty 34

Legilimens: On Good People and Death Eaters 43

Specialis Revelio: On Fate and Free Will 55

Evanesco: On Losing Our Heroes 65

Rennervate: On Knowledge and Loss of Innocence 73

Expecto Patronum: On Loneliness, Friendship, and Community 86

Protego: On Kindness 98

Flagrate: On Prejudice and Respect 105

Sonorus: On the Power of Words 119

Imperio: On Breaking the Rules and the Danger of Power 125

Riddikulus: On Laughter in Darkness 138

Wingardium Leviosa: On the Unbearable Rightness of Hermione 146

Petrificus to Talus: On Bravery 156

Acknowledgments 166

About the Author 170

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