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Tar Beach
Tar Beach
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Tar Beach

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


· Dragonfly Books
· Trade Paperback · December 3, 1996 · $7.99 · 978-0-517-88544-4 (0-517-88544-1)
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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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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.