| Throughout her multifaceted career, Binnie Tate Wilkin has been a storyteller. After completing her master's degree in library science at the State University of New York at Albany, Wilkin was a school librarian and a children's librarian. As children's specialist for the Los Angeles City Library, she received national attention for her creative participation in that library's federally funded outreach project. She has been a full and part-time lecturer at library schools around the nation including UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Columbia University. She continues to do writing, workshops, lectures, and story programs. Yearly she fulfills a standing invitation to entertain the public at the Los Angeles County Library's Juneteenth celebration held at the A.C. Bilbrew Branch Library.