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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2004

"Most of these are available in other versions, but the reteller has made them new with some delicious twists. (lengthy introduction) (Folktales. 7-11)"
Veteran talespinner McGill looks back to her North Carolina childhood for five trickster tales, three featuring Bruh Rabbit. Read full book review >

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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 >

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 >