Category Archives: race

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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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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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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At first glance, it may not look like a big deal to hand a girl a book about princesses and a boy a book about pirates – but it might have more of an impact than you think. What messages … Continue reading

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