Tar beach

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Crown Publishers,
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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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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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full_title tar beach
author ringgold faith
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author Ringgold, Faith.
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display_description 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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publishDate 1991
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subject_facet Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_display Tar beach
title_full Tar beach / Faith Ringgold
title_short Tar beach