Don Tate

Don Tate is the award-winning creator of numerous picture book biographies, including Jerry Changed the Game! How Engineer Jerry Lawson Revolutionized Video Games Forever; Pigskins to Paintbrushes: The Story of Football-Playing Artist Ernie Barnes; William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad; and Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters, among others. Don’s accolades include an Ezra Jack Keats Book Award and honor, Carter G. Woodson Book Awards, Christopher Awards, and SCBWI Crystal and Golden Kites Awards. In addition to writing and illustrating, Don enjoys speaking at elementary schools, writing conferences and book festivals. He lives in Austin with his family and invites you to visit him online at

Books by Don Tate
Jerry Changed the Game!: How Engineer Jerry Lawson Revolutionized Video Games Forever