Write, Illustrate, Create!
Ebony Donley + Sasha Beckette-Abdullah
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Write, Illustrate, Create! will help children in grades K-8 express themselves in writing. They will learn the steps of the writing process and write a book. They will have creative control of the type of book they choose to write and the illustrations included. Write, Illustrate, Create! will lead to entrepreneurial opportunities as participants learn to publish their work on digital platforms.
My Why (Ebony)
I was born and raised in Cleveland and am currently an intervention specialist for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District with over 20 years teaching experience. I am the program manager of Collinwood Reads, a neighborhood literacy initiative. I am a proponent of literacy and passionate about the youth.
My Why (Sasha)
I am a proud, Black, Muslim woman who is a strong advocate of developing and nurturing a culture of literacy in the Black community. This is why I started a non-profit called ABC Read, INC in 2012, I‘m also a reading tutor and I started a podcast called Real Reading Talk. This also is what led me to collaborating with Ebony to pitch our idea Write-Illustrate-Create on the Accelerate platform.
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