Tar Beach by Faith RinggoldTar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach

byFaith Ringgold

Paperback | December 3, 1996

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Illus. in full color. "Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one's world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book."--(starred) Horn Book.
Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California.  She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year. An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilte...
Title:Tar BeachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 12 × 9.25 × 0.13 inPublished:December 3, 1996Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0517885441

ISBN - 13:9780517885444

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


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Ringgold has fashioned a poignant fictional story about eight-year-old Cassie, who dreams that she can claim the George Washington Bridge (and freedom and wealth) by soaring above the city. A Caldecott Honor Book. A Coretta Scott King Award Book. An ALA Notable Book. "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. Full color