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Tar Beach

by Ringgold, Faith.

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 23 of 34 copies
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Summary
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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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. nbsp;nbsp;
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-7. Harlem artist Ringgold bases this picture book on her 1988 quilt painting Tar Beach, now in the Guggenheim Museum collection. Set in 1939, the story's first-person narrative tells of Cassie, a young girl who lies with her little brother one summer night on a mattress at Tar Beach (the rooftop of her apartment building) while the grownups play cards. Dreaming of power and freedom, she begins to soar over the George Washington Bridge and the buildings below, magically helping her family and, eventually, returning to teach her brother to fly. Social commentary is woven into the story: it seems that racial prejudice has kept Cassie's father and her grandpa out of the construction workers' union. Ringgold's urban primitive paintings, done in bold, deep tones with splashes of color, combine the architectural framework of the city with its human warmth and occasionally ethereal beauty. Along the bottom of each double-page spread runs a border of quilt squares, photographically reproduced from the original quilt, which is shown in full at the end of the book. Although the quilt itself may have more impact as a work of art, the book presents Ringgold's vision in a sequential, narrative form that is more accessible to young children. ~--Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A girl uses her imagination to soar from the "tar beach" roof of her family's Harlem home. "Ringgold's strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision," said PW. All ages. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Flight -- Fiction.
Dreams -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Crown Publishers,1991
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992
Caldecott Honor Book, 1992
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 9780517580301 (trade : hardcover)
0517580306 (trade : hardcover)
9780517580318 (library binding)
0517580314 (library binding)
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