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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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

About the Author

Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California.  She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year.

An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts — works that combine painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling.

Faith's first book for children, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, a Reading Rainbow featured selection, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and the recipient of numerous other honors, including a Parents Choice Gold Award.

Faith is married to Burdette Ringgold and has two daughters, Michele and Barbara, and three granddaughters, Faith, Teddy and Martha.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517885444
Author:
Ringgold, Faith
Author:
Riggold, Faith
Publisher:
Dragonfly Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Flight
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
picture book;african american;family;multicultural;imagination;caldecott;harlem;fiction;caldecott honor;dreams;city;african americans;new york city;flying;art;new york;children s;fantasy;flight;children;quilts;diversity;city life;poverty;picture;black his
Subject:
picture book;african american;family;multicultural;imagination;caldecott;harlem;fiction;caldecott honor;dreams;city;african americans;new york city;flying;art;new york;children s;fantasy;flight;children;quilts;diversity;city life;poverty;picture;black his
Subject:
picture book;african american;family;multicultural;imagination;caldecott;harlem;fiction;caldecott honor;dreams;city;african americans;new york city;flying;art;new york;children s;flight;fantasy;children;quilts;diversity;city life;poverty;coretta scott kin
Subject:
picture book;african american;family;imagination;multicultural;caldecott;harlem;fiction;dreams;caldecott honor;city;new york city;african americans;flying;art;new york;fantasy;children s;flight;children;diversity;quilts;city life;poverty;children s litera
Subject:
picture book;african american;family;imagination;multicultural;caldecott;harlem;caldecott honor;fiction;dreams;city;new york city;african americans;flying;art;new york;fantasy;children s;flight;children;quilts;diversity;city life;poverty;children s litera
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
CD-8065
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.64x9.22x.22 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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