Round Rock Public Library Hosts Art Reception for Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Don Tate

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The public invited to meet artist Don Tate at the Round Rock Public Library.

From "Hope's Gift"

In honor of Black History Month, the work of children's book author and illustrator Don Tate will be on display at the Round Rock Public Library throughout the month of February. Come meet the artist at an art reception at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Mr. Tate has illustrated several award-winning children’s books including “The Cart That Carried Martin” (written by Eve Bunting), “Hope’s Gift” (written by Kelly Starling Lyons), “Ron’s Big Mission” (written by Rose Blue and Corrine Naden), and “She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story” (written by Audrey Vernick). In 2012, Tate wrote “It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started To Draw,” illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, (Lee & Low Books, 2012) (ages 4-up), which was selected as a Lee & Low New Voices Honor winner and an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor winner, 2012.

Mr. Tate will make a brief presentation for grade-school-aged children and light refreshments will be provided.

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