Don Tate is an award-winning illustrator and author. He’s illustrated more than 40 books for children, trade and educational. He is the author of It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Taught Himself to Draw. It is a Lee & Low New Voices honor winner and will publish in April 2012.
Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (Charlesbridge, 2011) is the most recent book that features Don’s illustration work. It’s been recognized in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times holiday guides.
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story (HarperCollins, 2010) is a Junior Library Guild selection. School Library Journal said, Both author and illustrator are on top of their games as they bring this inspiring story to life.” She Loved Baseball was honored by the Bank Street College of Education as a Best Children’s Books of the Year.