Tar Beach Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach

Author: Faith Ringgold
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Book Title
Tar Beach
Author
Faith Ringgold
ISBN
9780517885444
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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Faith RinggoldPublisher: Dragonfly BooksPublished: 12/03/1996ISBN: 9780517885444Pages: 32Weight: 0.39lbsSize: 11.64h x 9.22w x 0.22dAward: Coretta Scott King Award - WinnerReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/13/1997Black Issues Book Review 11/01/2005 pg. 46Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 110Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 6144 / Tar BeachReading Level: 3.4 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5
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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Faith Ringgold
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Published: 12/03/1996
ISBN: 9780517885444
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.39lbs
Size: 11.64h x 9.22w x 0.22d
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Winner

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/13/1997
Black Issues Book Review 11/01/2005 pg. 46
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 110

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 6144 / Tar Beach
Reading Level: 3.4 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Faith Ringgold
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Published: 12/03/1996
ISBN: 9780517885444
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.39lbs
Size: 11.64h x 9.22w x 0.22d
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Winner

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/13/1997
Black Issues Book Review 11/01/2005 pg. 46
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 110

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 6144 / Tar Beach
Reading Level: 3.4 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5