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Tar Beach

Ringgold, Faith

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ISBN 10: 0517885441 / ISBN 13: 9780517885444
Published by Dragonfly Books, 1996
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Soft cover
From Crestview Books (Westerville, OH, U.S.A.)

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Signed Nice paperback. No spine crease. Light wear. Signed by author on inside of front cover. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: Y011) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 053692

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Title: Tar Beach

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Signed: ISigned

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Synopsis:

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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

About the Author:

Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California.  She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year.

An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling.

Faith's first book for children, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, a Reading Rainbow featured selection, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and the recipient of numerous other honors, including a Parents Choice Gold Award.

Faith is married to Burdette Ringgold and has two daughters, Michele and Barbara, and three granddaughters, Faith, Teddy and Martha.  

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