Featured books by Don Tate

Books illustrated by Don Tate

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

By: Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrated by: Don Tate
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Duke Ellington's collaboration with a classically trained colleague resulting in unique rendition of the 'Nutcracker Suite' comes to life in jazzy text and illustrations; a CD is included.

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

By: Audrey Vernick
Illustrated by: Don Tate
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Effa Manley, born when jazz was new and sports were segregated, was passionate about fairness and baseball. She was to become the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame along with players from the Negro Baseball League. Her life is presented in stylized illustration and clear text, for an intriguing portrait of a person and a time.

Sure as Sunrise: Tales of Bruh Rabbit and his Walkin' Talkin' Friends

Sure as Sunrise: Tales of Bruh Rabbit and his Walkin' Talkin' Friends

By: Alice McGill
Illustrated by: Don Tate
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales

Alice McGill retells the tales she heard growing up in North Carolina with the verve and informality of a storyteller. Some are familiar, others are less well known, but all involve Bruh (Brer) Rabbit and his companions from the lore of the southern United States.

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

By: Chris Barton
Illustrated by: Don Tate
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

As a kid, Lonnie fiddled around with toy rockets and more. But all of his tinkering led to a career in engineering, working at NASA and inventing the Super Soaker! His life is engagingly presented in text and illustration.

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