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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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As you’ve likely read in the news over the last week, megastore Target has announced that it will remove gender-based signage in its toy, bedding, and home decor sections. We here at AcuteByDesign are especially interested in the toy department. … Continue reading

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  In our last blog post, we talked about gender roles and stereotypes in children’s books, how they may adversely affect children and the AbyD take on gender and children’s books. If you missed Part 1, click here Now, we … 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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Did you ever think of replacing fairy tales with family tales? Oh, not every night, not every time you tell your child a story, but definitely some of the time. Now and again, instead of telling your child about Cinderella, … Continue reading

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