Dear Second Graders and Parents,
We are excited to bring acclaimed author-illustrator Don Tate to our library on Friday, February 12th to speak to our second grade classes. Don will talk about how he created POET: The Story of George Moses Horton. He will also talk about his journey from shy boy and reluctant reader to author-illustrator. He will have some students draw with him and tap into their problem solving skills with illustration riddles.
Before the visit
We have purchased copies of Don’s books for each 2nd grade classroom and there are additional copies in the school library.
To make the most out of Don’s visit
• Consider checking out Don’s books from the school or public library.
• Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.
For more information, visit Don’s website. You can find great activity guides for POET there. If you have any questions or suggestions for this author visit, please contact our school Librarian, Mr Marcus, at email@example.com
We’re looking forward to a great visit!
About the author
Don Tate is an award-winning author and the illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and son.