Seeing stars for 2015!

I have two books out this year. The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (Eerdmans), written by Chris Barton; and Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. So far, both books have garnered two starred reviews. I couldn’t be happier! Here’s what reviewers are saying:

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton, (Peachtree, 09/01/2015)

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The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

Kirkus

“[Tate’s] decision to illuminate this remarkable man’s life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity.”
**STARRED REVIEW**

School Library Journal

“A lovely introduction to an inspirational American poet.”
**STARRED REVIEW**

 

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, written by Chris Barton, (Eerdmans, 04/01/2015)

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[F]ascinating story . . . Tate’s often expansive illustrations emphasize important incidents in the text. . . . faces, full of emotion add to the power of the telling and the rich soft tones of Tate’s palette welcome the eye to linger.”
***Starred Review***

Publisher’s Weekly

“Barton offers an immersive, engaging, and unflinching portrait of the difficulties of the Reconstruction era, while Tate’s cartoonlike artwork softens moments of cruelty and prejudice without diminishing them.”
***Starred Review***