Category Archives: African-American

Tyrelle Smith is the master artist behind the gorgeous illustrations that grace the pages of some of our favorite AbyD titles including The Legend of MeeCheli: The First African American Princess and, our latest release, Dance of the Antelope. For … Continue reading

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An AbyD Author Remembers Her Past To really get to know the world that Patricia Norki Nater writes about in her recent AcuteByDesign book, Dance of the Antelope, which takes place in Ghana, we asked her to tell us a … Continue reading

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The last week of September is the nationally recognized “banned books week,” during which the books that have been banned or challenged in schools, libraries, and other institutions are celebrated for the contributions they provide. It is precisely these kinds of books ­ … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Patricia Norki Nater, author of Dance of the Antelope Finding Acute By Design was a godsend. Literally. Sometime last year as I was surfing the Craigslist website looking for part-time teaching and tutoring work and scrolling through … Continue reading

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Guest Post by AcuteByDesign Author Cynthia MacGregor Are your kids looking forward to summer, the end of studies, and a summer of, if not exactly sloth, at least not hitting the books? All well and good, but if they don’t … Continue reading

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If there are two things that the team at AcuteByDesign finds irresistible, it’s classic children’s tales and African culture. So, naturally, when Patricia “Norki” Nater, a talented Ghanaian writer and inner-city teacher working in Washington, D.C., sent a submission to … Continue reading

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Matsue Wiles created the bright and gorgeous illustrations for AcuteByDesign’s recent release The Lost Bicycle, by Cory Hills. We noticed lots of different influences in her style and thought we’d ask her about her background and what inspires her art. … Continue reading

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