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Tar Beach

Ringgold, Faith (Book - 1991 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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 story of the same name.
Authors: Ringgold, Faith
Statement of Responsibility: Faith Ringgold
Title: Tar Beach
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Notes: Art techniques used: Vibrant paintings in the native style of african american folk art. Includes swatches of fabric pointing to the quilt story it's based on
Summary: 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 story of the same name.
Awards & Distinctions: ["<br>Caldecott Honor Book, 1992. Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992", "<br>Caldecott Honor Book, 1992. Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992", "<br>Caldecott Honor Book, 1992. Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992", "<br>Caldecott Honor Book, 1992. Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992", "<br>Caldecott Honor Book, 1992. Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992"]
Subject Headings: African American girls Juvenile fiction African American families Juvenile fiction Flight Juvenile fiction Wishes Juvenile fiction Intergenerational relations Juvenile fiction Desire Juvenile fiction Liberty Juvenile fiction Dreams Juvenile fiction Imagination Juvenile fiction Prejudices Juvenile fiction Home Juvenile fiction City and town life Juvenile fiction Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Social life and customs 20th century Juvenile fiction African American folk art Juvenile fiction Ringgold, Faith. Tar beach Artists United States Children's stories Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Fiction African Americans Fiction Flight Fiction
Genre/Form: Authors' autographs (Provenance)-Ringgold-1991
Dust jackets (Bindings)-1991
Topical Term: African American girls
African American families
Flight
Wishes
Intergenerational relations
Desire
Liberty
Dreams
Imagination
Prejudices
Home
City and town life
African American folk art
Artists
Children's stories
African Americans
Flight
Additional Contributors: Crown Publishers
LCCN: 90040410
ISBN: 0517580306
9780517580301
0517580314
9780517580318
0517599619
9780517599617
0517885441
9780517885444
Branch Call Number: J PIC R
Research Call Number: Sc +H 91-2
Sc +G 94-3
JFG 92-446
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Nov 04, 2013
  • churchstreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is beautiful, one of my favorites. The dream like quality of the text's rhythm evokes perfectly the feeling of those summer nights as a child, the child's view of her parents, the hopes the dreams. I just love this book. I grew up near NY though, lived in city apartments as a child, and before most of us of modest means had air conditioning, so I can easily summon up the images of a tar beach and why you'd go up to the roof to play cards and sleep on a hot summer's night ; not sure if it would resonate as much for country dwellers. Lovely lovely book.

Sep 16, 2007
  • Japanda rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love this book because it reflects real life along with a little girl's dreams of it.

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