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Tar Beach

By Faith Ringgold

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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

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Tar beach

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Publish Date

1991

ISBN

0517580306


Format: Book
Author: Ringgold, Faith
Summary: A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.
Title: Tar beach / Faith Ringgold.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Publishers, 1991.
Subject: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction. Flight -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature. Dreams -- Juvenile fiction. Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0517580306 0517580314 (lib. bdg) 0517580306 9780517580301
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 24
System Items Total: 25
Call Number: P Ringgold
Oclc: 22002688
Upc:
Bib Id: 504926

Format: Book
Author: Ringgold, Faith.
Summary: A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.
Title: Tar beach / Faith Ringgold.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Publishers, 1991.
Description: [32] p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Flight -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Dreams -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile literature.
LCCN: 90040410
ISBN: 0517580306
ISBN: 0517580314 (lib. bdg)
ISBN: 0517580306
ISBN: 9780517580301
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 24
Total Copies: 25
Call Number: P Ringgold