Tar Beach

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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

  • Tar Beach

    By Faith Ringgold

    Paperback: 32 pages

    Age Range: 5 - 8 years

    Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

    Publisher: Dragonfly Books; Dragonfly Books ed edition (December 3, 1996)

Collections: Children's Books


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