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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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Diane Humetewa is the United States’s first female Native American Federal Judge and a hero of ours here at AbyD. Confirmed last year, she is doing a great job fairly interpreting the law for the state of Arizona. At AbyD, … 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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National Black Bookstore Week was launched in 1997 as a way to foster pride and a feeling of collectiveness amongst the black intelligentsia and anyone who loved reading and supporting these small mom-and-pop shops across the country. The date was … Continue reading

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In the first part of this series we discussed the issues introduced when technical gadgets are introduced into school curriculum. The resource-based issues are multiple and include: –Underserved schools that can not afford gadgets that aid the student learning experience … Continue reading

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Sometimes it seems like being a great teacher means that your job is even harder than most. For example: your class is reading a great book and you have dreamed up the perfect companion project. But you need supplies that … Continue reading

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You might wonder why AcuteByDesign counts a dedication to working with undiscovered writers and illustrators as one of the “Big 3” points of our mission statement. Sure it would be easier to work with artists who were trained to write … Continue reading

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