Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is the proud publisher of fantastic authors and illustrators. Together we have won such prestigious awards as the Batchelder and Caldecott awards, placed many books on national and state reading lists, and touched the minds and hearts of children around the world.
Find out more about these talented men and women we like to call our own.
About Our Authors and Illustrators
Get to know Don Tate
Don Tate knows that #WeNeedDiverseBooks. For years he's been illustrating stories that highlight the extraordinary, and sometimes simply the ordinary, in the lives of people of color. His most recent project brings to life the inspiring story of one of the nation's first black congressmen. The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, which Don illustrated in collaboration with his friend Chris Barton, is a story about a truly amazing man and the era in U.S. History that offered him immense opportunity. .
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Don lives today in Austin, Texas, where he's part of the vibrant community of kidlit creators. He has illustrated more than ten books for young readers, and he has also authored two books. One of his forthcoming books tells the fascinating story of his history as a you guessed it bodybuilder.
Learn more about Don Tate on his website, and learn more about his book and his history with EBYR in his Five Questions guest post on Eerdlings.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
If you already publish your children's book or young adult literature with us or are hoping to publish with us, please visit our special “For Authors” page
Eerdmans.com offers a number supplemental materials and resources perfect for parents, teachers, librarians, home-schoolers, and, of course, young readers.