Search Results: "Ryan Tate"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"Useful and inspiring advice for tinkerers."
Gawker.com technology gossip blogger Tate debuts with an account of how companies are innovating by freeing workers to dream up their own side projects. Read full book review >

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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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DOWN TO EARTH by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask of this unaffected piece of work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A global survey of small-scale food production, with kids pitching in with the everyday chores. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The intended audience may find this less interesting than educators and librarians looking for program ideas; nevertheless, a useful book. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A survey of birthday customs from ancient times to today's birthday wishes on social media. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF A ROBOT DANCING BEE by James Tate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"After appearing for years in small journals, these wonderful pieces have finally been brought together in a delicious smorgasbord."
The National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner poet goes narrative with a vast pantheon of dimensional characters and quiet fables. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Little X is a compelling story, despite an indifferent prose style, because it provides an honest, inside view of one of America's most controversial religious movements and perceptively points to social tensions of race, gender, and religious identity. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The written history of the Nation of Islam has focused heavily on the movement's leaders, such as Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X; it has been told from an almost exclusively male perspective; and it has virtually ignored the transitional period of the 1970s, when Elijah Muhammad's son transformed the movement into one more in keeping with orthodox Islam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An entertaining account of a little-known episode in American cultural history, and a keen reminder that the ever-embattled cigarette has risen from its ashes more than once. (17 b&w photos)"
A brief yet detailed history of the fluctuating popularity of the cigarette in America and of the reform movements dedicated to snuffing it out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP ROOTS by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Still, a solid foundation, a taproot to appreciating the incredible diversity and contribution of trees to our everyday lives. (resources, glossary index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A rangy introduction to trees and how they sustain our very existence. Read full book review >

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The Gypsy's Sun by Nixie Tate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2015

"A wholesome fairy-tale romance perfect for fans of light Victorian fiction."
Historical fiction about an agent in Britain's special forces who falls in love with a girl he encounters on assignment.
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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A well-styled, illuminating startup guide."
The founder of MissNowMrs.com shares her insights on building and sustaining a successful business in this debut entrepreneurship book. Read full book review >