Speaker's Bureau

Helping Teach South Carolina History With Picture Books

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Kate has written four picture books about our state’s history: Palmetto – Symbol of Courage, about the famous Revolutionary War battle that inspired the color and symbols on our beautiful state flag; Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox, the story of South Carolina’s most famous Revolutionary War hero; Almost Invisible – Black Patriots of the American Revolution and First South Carolinians, about our state’s native people. These books have become very popular in schools and libraries as resources for teaching our state’s history. Kate makes presentations to various groups about how she did the research for non-fiction writing, with emphasis on getting the facts right.

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Kate Salley Palmer