Librarians, Counselors, Tutors, and Teachers of all kinds are welcome to attend! We’ll have refreshments, notebooks, planners, school supplies, and of course, books. Chat with staff, your fellow educators and our special guest, Kate Salley Palmer about upcoming books, classroom tips and all things literary!
Feel free to stop in for the hour or just a few minutes to talk with fellow educators and book lovers.
Author Kate Salley Palmer Kate Salley Palmer will present an overview and discuss the story of her new book from USC Press, The Lady of Cofitachequi: A South Carolina Native American Folktale.
This story is about a 16th century Native American who encountered the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto. Her people lived peacefully along a river near present-day Camden. De Soto wanted precious metals like silver and gold, but after not getting anything but some fresh water pearls and copper, he became angry, ransacked the peoples' village and took the Lady and some of her people captive. Kate wrote the story in the voice of a river otter that saw the whole incident and what happened later. Kate's son, James, a graphic artist in Atlanta, did the beautiful illustrations for the book. After her presentation, Kate will sign the new book, as well as other picture books she's written about South Carolina history.