Annotations for Tar Beach


Baker & Taylor
A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.

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Baker & Taylor
In a story based on a quilt painting by the author, eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family

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Baker & Taylor
In a story based on the author's vibrant quilt painting, eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Reprint. Caldecott Honor Book. Winner Coretta Scott King Award.

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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

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