VIRTUAL EVENT: DON TATE - Swish & William Still

Don Tate Event
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event
Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters By Suzanne Slade, Don Tate (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Don Tate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316481670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad By Don Tate Cover Image
ISBN: 9781561459353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree - November 3rd, 2020


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The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever.

In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!

You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers -- all rolled into one!

You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit BASKETBALL!

You will find The Harlem Globetrotters, who played the most groundbreaking, breathtaking ball the world had ever seen. With rhythmic writing and dynamic illustrations, Swish! is a celebration of the greatness, goodness, and grit of this remarkable team.


William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be?

Motivated by his own family's experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry "Box" Brown, and William and Ellen Craft.

Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate brings to life the incredible, stranger-than-fiction true story of William Still, a man who dedicated his life to recording the stories of enslaved people fleeing to freedom. Tate's powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire young readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad.


Don Tate is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in KansasWhoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of InventionsStrong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth, and Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. Don lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son, and he invites you to visit him online at

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