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Don Tate

Don Tate is an award-winning illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters, No Small Potatoes: Junios G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas, Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions,  Hope’s Gift, and many others.

He is also an award-winning author. Some of his books for children include: Jerry Changed The Game: How Engineer Jerry Lawson Revolutionized Video Games Forever, William Still and His Freedom Stories: Father of the Underground Railroad, 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.

Don 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. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.

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