I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?

Jean Kerr

When Please Don’t Eat the Daisies was released in 1957, Jean Kerr (born July 10, 1922) could hardly have imagined that her humorous collection of essays would achieve runaway success. The book not only became a bestseller, but it was adapted into a 1960 film starring Doris Day and then a TV series with Pat Crowley.

My life is like tofu—it’s what gets added that makes it interesting.

Angela Johnson

Happy birthday, Angela Johnson! The American poet and writer often uses her picture books to teach kids important history lessons. A Smell of Sweet Roses told the story of the Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965, and Wind Flyers introduced young readers to the Tuskegee Airmen.