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Tar Beach

By: Faith Ringgold
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 9780517885444
12/03/1996 - $7.99
Categories: People & Places - United States - African American, Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Historical - United States - 20th Century,

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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.