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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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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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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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If you’ve read The Lost Bicycle, a new AcuteByDesign release written by Cory Hills, or heard Cory’s award-winning CD by the same name, you might hear influences that seem to come from far afield from the American composer’s backyard. One … Continue reading

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Which AcuteByDesign writer also has a successful career in another artistic field and has traveled the world performing for audiences young and old? If you guessed Cory Hills, you’re right! Cory is an award-winning percussive storyteller that books several hundred … Continue reading

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AcuteByDesign is proud to announce that we have officially partnered with multi-award winning percussive storyteller Cory Hills to produce his very first children’s book. The Lost Bicycle is based on Hills’s Grammy-nominated CD of the same name. The story tells the … Continue reading

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