Powhatan School’s Lindsey Library and the PPA are thrilled to introduce you to Don Tate, our 2021 visiting author! Don Tate is an award-winning illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas, Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, Hope’s Gift, and many others. Mr. Tate will speak to classes across campus during a Virtual Visit on March 12, 2021.
He is also an award-winning author. Some of his books for children include: Strong As Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became The Strongest Man on Earth; Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton; and It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started To Draw.
His newest titles include William Still and his Freedom Stories: Father of the Underground Railroad (Peachtree Publishing Company, Nov. 2020), and Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters, written by Suzanne Slade (Little Brown, Nov. 2020).
Mr. Tate is a founding host of the The Brown Bookshelf –a blog dedicated to books for African American young readers; and a member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature.
Order books by visiting author, Don Tate! Powhatan School is excited to partner with Winchester Book Gallery to offer a selection of books written and illustrated by Don Tate. Books order through our special link will be delivered to Powhatan and distributed to students prior to the author visit. Mr. Tate will be sending personalized bookplates for students to add to their books. Online book orders are due by February 19th.