Austin SCBWI member Don Tate has been named the winner in the "new writer" category of the 2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for his book, POET: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF GEORGE MOSES HORTON. Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, says the award is given to books that, "reflect the spirit of Keats, and at the same time, are refreshingly original. This year is Ezra’s 100th birthday! So we are especially delighted to celebrate him by honoring those whose books, like his, are wonderful to read and look at and reflect our multicultural world." Congratulations to Don Tate on this prestigious award and all that it says about his work as a talented writer.