Search Results: "Don Tate"


BOOK REVIEW

POET by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While the author justifiably bemoans the disproportionate number of titles about African-Americans that focus on slavery, his decision to illuminate this remarkable man's life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity. (bibliography, author's note, acknowledgements) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Tate paints a portrait of a North Carolina man who pursued his passion for language through long years of enslavement. Read full book review >

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STRONG AS SANDOW by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Readers will find parallels with Meghan McCarthy's picture-book biography of Charles Atlas, Strong Man (2007), but Tate's celebration of Eugen Sandow makes a solid addition to any biography section. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Tate introduces his readers to one of the first international sports stars in a well-researched biography of bodybuilding strongman Eugen Sandow. Read full book review >

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SHARON TATE by Ed Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Readers are likely to finish the book more confused than illuminated by all the possibilities, theories, and potential co-conspirators."
The author revisits the murder that spawned his best-known book, The Family (1971).Read full book review >

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BLACK ALL AROUND! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The author's rhymes try hard to make black an intriguing, special shade, but it is Tate's vibrant art that pulls the concept together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This earnest story told in rhyme focuses on things that are black in color, as seen through the eyes of a little African-American girl. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A picture book worth reading about a historical figure worth remembering. (Picture book biography. 7-10)"
An honestly told biography of an important politician whose name every American should know. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOOSH! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightfully child-friendly and painfully necessary diversification of the science field. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tinkering African-American boy grows up to become the inventor of a very popular toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE LIES DANIEL TATE by Cristin Terrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A mystery thriller that falls short of thrilling. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A teenage con artist finds himself in too deep when he impersonates a missing boy from a rich family. Read full book review >

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CLAIMING GEORGIA TATE by Gigi Amateau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2005

"However, the ending is marred by her implausibly quick emotional recovery from the incest, and, equally implausible, the implication that her father will be easily made to forfeit custody of her and even be imprisoned for the abuse. (Fiction. 13+)"
Although this debut shows promise in its engaging narrative voice, too many tragedies and unusual characters, including a transvestite and a generous ex-con, overwhelm the plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE'S GIFT by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2012

"A warm story about the love of a family and the jubilation of freedom; it commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
During the Civil War, an enslaved girl awaits her father's homecoming and emancipation. Read full book review >