Chatham County Public Libraries to host award-winning author Don Tate

Posted 6/9/21

PITTSBORO — The community is invited to join Chatham County Public Libraries for a special, virtual Chatham 250 event to celebrate George Moses Horton Day.

On June 28, Don Tate, acclaimed author …

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Chatham County Public Libraries to host award-winning author Don Tate

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PITTSBORO — The community is invited to join Chatham County Public Libraries for a special, virtual Chatham 250 event to celebrate George Moses Horton Day.

On June 28, Don Tate, acclaimed author and illustrator of “Poet: The Remarkable Life of George Moses Horton,” will discuss the life of Chatham County’s Historic Poet Laureate and his picture book biography of Horton. The free event is a Creative Arts activity with the Chatham 250 Passport Experience and begins at 2 p.m.

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

Tate is a founding host of The Brown Bookshelf, a blog dedicated to books for African American young readers, and he is a member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. Tate lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.

Interested participants must register for this event at https://tinyurl.com/CCPLDonTate. Youth Services staff will send an email reminder prior to the event.

Residents may visit the libraries’ website, www.chathamlibraries.org, or contact Youth Services at 919-545-8085 or youth.services@chathamlibraries.org for more information.

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