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Book Launch: Tate and His Historic Dream

July 19, 2014 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago and Highlights of Chicago Press host a book launch in the 4833 Conference Room for Bernard C. Turner and Michelle Duster’s new children’s book Tate and His Historic Dream.

A few young people will read selected sections from the book, while Bernard and Michelle will answer questions about the book in a Q & A session.


Tate put off writing his fourth grade history paper until the last minute and would still rather play outside with his friends than work on the paper. While staring blankly at a picture that includes a group of people who made an impact on the history of the United States, he suddenly finds himself interacting with them. Through interesting dialogue and questions, Tate learns how these historic figures worked together or influenced each other. As a result of his experience, he is motivated to learn more and feels that he too, can make a difference.

For children 8 and up  |  40 pages  |  $14.95


is a sales representative and marketing manager in educational publishing. He has written and published four adult books and three children’s books. He founded Highlights of Chicago Press with the publication of A View of Bronzeville in 2002. He gives tours of several places in Chicago including Bronzeville, Old Town, Lincoln Park and the Chicago “L” .


is a writer, speaker, and personal historian, with a background in marketing. She has written and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. In addition, she has contributed segments to several books and is currently co-editing two anthologies.


July 19, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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