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Steven Thedford began his writing career by winning a writing contest at Build Academy in Buffalo, New York for a book about an Easter egg in elementary school. His talents always amazed his fellow students. For instance, during the reading of a poem in a high school English class, he began a poem by saying, “I have the taste of the past in my mouth.” But before he could continue, a fellow classmate hollered out, “You didn’t write that.”

With guidance from Dawn Scotland, a professor at Clark College, now Clark Atlanta University, Thedford polished his skills and won third place in a national essay contest honoring Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr., during his freshman year of college. He further used his abilities as a graduate student to write articles for a school newsletter. Moreover, during this time at North Carolina State University he published his own newsletter, African Expressions, a publication of poems.

Using his experiences, Thedford published his first book Inquiry Based Science Activities and Internet Lessons. New World Press, Inc. published Thedford’s second book, The Kwanzaa Coloring Book (Games and Puzzles), which introduces children to the principles and symbols of the African American holiday of Kwanzaa. Moreover, New World Press, Inc., published Thedford’s poetry book Nobody Told Me It Was Like This, “poetry you can understand.” Furthermore, in 2019 Thedford released Kwanzaa Gets an A, a picture book about the history of Kwanzaa and why the name has two A’s.

From his experience Thedford published his first book in 2003, Inquiry Based Science Activities and Internet lesson. New World Press, Inc. published Thedford’s second book in 2004, The Kwanzaa Coloring Book that introduces children to the principles and symbols of the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. In the spring of 2007 New Press, Inc. released Thedford’s Nobody Told Me It Was Like This, “poetry you can understand.” Furthermore, in the spring of 2016 TeachEngineering, a publication of the University of Colorado at Boulder, published Thedford’s article entitled “Acoustic Mirrors.”

Steven C. Thedford reside in Ellenwood, GA with his daughters (Kennedy Isis Thedord, Landyn Imani Thedford) and spouse-Yolanda Thedford.