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npr:

According to a Turkish proverb, coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love. 
It’s National Coffee Day, and to celebrate we took a dip into the NPR archives and found this great report tracing the history of the coffee break, courtesy of Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg.
Enjoy!
-Kate
Photo: iStockphoto

This isn’t every day?

npr:

According to a Turkish proverb, coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love. 

It’s National Coffee Day, and to celebrate we took a dip into the NPR archives and found this great report tracing the history of the coffee break, courtesy of Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg.

Enjoy!

-Kate

Photo: iStockphoto

This isn’t every day?

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Our profession does - and should - revolve around talent. Publishers and agents unearth the best writers and illustrators. Correct. It should be about the story and the voice and the characters. But why are so many of these characters white, straight, able-bodied and middle class? Malorie did not say there are too many white faces in children’s books but I will. There, I just did. Put that on Sky News.

—James Dawson, We Must Overcome Selfish Fears

Read the whole speech. It’s brilliant.

(via nitatyndall)

(Source: elloellenoh, via teenlibrariantoolbox)