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Tar Beach

Tar Beach

ISBN: 9780517580301

Title: Tar Beach

Author: Faith Ringgold

KDL Description:

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A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family.

Amazon Description:

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and historical references central to African-American culture.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.