Books by Eleanora E. Tate

CELESTE’S HARLEM RENAISSANCE by Eleanora E. Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Absorbing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Celeste's father has tuberculosis and must go into a sanatorium. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The result is not seamless when read in one sitting, but the author maintains a storyteller's pace and penchant for exaggeration until the tales humorously blur the lines between what is fable and what is true. (b&w illustrations, notes, not seen) (Short stories. 8-12)"
Tate (Front Porch Stories at the One Room School, 1992, etc.) celebrates African-American storytelling and small-town life in a collection of seven funny, folksy tales spun around proverbs, e.g., ``Big Things Come in Small Packages,'' and ``Slow and Steady Wins the Race.'' Exaggerated characters—ranging from a fish-finding basset hound and Bron Kitis, the Hand Fish King of Nutbrush County, Missouri, to Taneshia and Sudsey in their high-flying search for a boyfriend—have a folkloric, larger-than-life appeal. Read full book review >
A BLESSING IN DISGUISE by Eleanora E. Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

The final novel in Tate's trilogy set in Calvary County, South Carolina, this is the story of Zambia Brown, a 12-year-old African- American girl struggling with her place in the world. Read full book review >
FRONT PORCH STORIES AT THE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL by Eleanora E. Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Some of the lively characters in Just an Overnight Guest (1980) return in this celebration of storytelling and small-town life. Read full book review >