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Tar Beach

Tar Beach

Penguin Random House

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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

  • Ideal for readers aged 5 to 8 years
  • Product Type: Picture Book, Paperback
  • 32 pages, with 32 illustrations
  • Published in 1996
  • Shipping Dimensions: 12.0 × 9.25  (30.5 × 23.5 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 lb (7.0 oz; 198 g)
  • SKU010003559 | 9780517885444

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All Products | Black History Month | Books & Media | Faith Ringgold | Gifts Under $10 | Picture Books | Women's History Month
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Faith Ringgold

About the Artist

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold (b. 1930) is an American painter, painting on different materials including fabric, a published author, mixed media sculptor, performance artist, and intersectional activist, perhaps best known for her narrative quilts.

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