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Tar Beach

Tar Beach

Written by Faith RinggoldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Faith Ringgold


· Crown Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · January 16, 1991 · $18.00 · 978-0-517-58030-1 (0-517-58030-6)
Also available as a trade paperback.

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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