Don Tate

About The Teacher

Don Tate is an award-winning author, and the illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including The Cart That Carried Martin(Charlesbridge); Hope’s Gift (Penguin); Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (Charlesbridge); and Ron’s Big Mission(Penguin). His most recent illustrated titles include The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (Eerdmans, 2015); and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (Charlesbridge, 2016).

Don is also the first and only two-time winner of an Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for writing: It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started To Draw (Lee & Low Books, 2102; EJK New Writer Honor winner, 2013); Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton (Peachtree, 2015, EJK Book Award New Writer winner, 2016), in addition to receiving a 2016 Christopher Award. Don’s forthcoming books include Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band (illustrator, Clarion, 2017); andStrong As Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth, (author-illustrator, Charlesbridge, 2017).

Don is a founding host of 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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