Why You'll Like: Fantastic Author's Note. Appropriate Slavery Depictions.
I loved that Tate took the time to address issues with writing books on slavery that affected his life and career. The picture book is gorgeously drawn and the bright hues and expressive facial features of George are a beauty to behold. The story is simplistically told in that Horton was a self-taught slave who wants to buy his freedom.
He is an important voice in American history as he protested slavery and was the first published African-American in the south. It is a great book for children on the topic of slavery.