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Age 5-8
Grade K-3

Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach

Hardcover (Knopf Books for Young Readers Jan. 16, 1991) , 1st edition
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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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.
Caldecott Honor Book
0517580306 / 9780517580301
14.2 oz.
9.6 x 0.5 in.

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