ReShonda Tate

Thursday, March 7 at 6:30PM

Hosted by Washington County Library – Wildwood

763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi

In-Person Event

ReShonda Tate is as versatile as she is prolific. In total, the bestselling author has published more than 50 books to date. Tate runs a wide gamut from contemporary romance, to teen fiction, to nonfiction, and even poetry. Standouts include her sophomore novel Let the Church Say Amen, which was adapted for the screen by producer Queen Latifah and actor-turned-director Regina King. Tate turns her prodigious talents to historical fiction in 2024 with The Queen of Sugar Hill, which spotlights the largely unknown story of Hollywood actress Hattie McDaniel. Best known for her portrayal of “Mammy” in Gone with the Wind, McDaniel holds notable distinction as the first African American woman to win an Academy Award. Unfortunately for her, that historic Oscar would put her in the crosshairs of controversy for the rest of her life. In an early review, historical fiction mainstay Jillian Cantor raves that “The Queen of Sugar Hill is an impeccably researched biographical novel… brimming with heart, heartbreak, and resilience.”

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