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TAR BEACH AUNT HARRIET’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY WE CAME TO AMERICA MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING CASSIE’S WORD QUILT
Read more from award winning author Faith Ringgold! Fiction, autobiography, and African American history are woven into this magical story that will be cherished for generations. Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. A timely and beautiful look at America’s rich history of immigration and diversity. Learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this inspiring children's book. Cassie, the main character from the picture book Tar Beach, takes us on a tour of her home.

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CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNER • CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK • A NEW YORK TIMES BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK

Acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold seamless weaves fiction, autobiography, and African American history into a magical story that resonates with the universal wish for freedom, and will be cherished for generations.

Cassie Louise Lightfoot has a dream: to be free to go wherever she wants for the rest of her life. One night, up on “tar beach,” the rooftop of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dreams come true. The stars lift her up, and she flies over the city, claiming the buildings and the city as her own.

As Cassie learns, anyone can fly. “All you need is somewhere to go you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.”

From Publishers Weekly

"Quilt paintings"--acrylic on canvas paper, with fabric borders from Ringgold''s story quilt of the same name--illustrate a Depression era girl''s imaginative foray to heights from which she can see and therefore claim her world. Picnicking on the roof of her family''s Harlem apartment building--a "tar beach" to which they bring fried chicken and roasted peanuts, watermelon and beer, and, not least, friends and laughter--Cassie pictures herself soaring above New York City: above the George Washington Bridge, which her father helped build; above the headquarters of the union that has denied him membership, because he''s black; above the rooms in which they live. Ringgold''s strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision, narrated in poetic cadences that capture the language and feel of flight. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 1 Up--Tar Beach is a work of modern art translated into a children''s picture book, and the adaptation is so natural that it seems inevitable. From her 1988 story quilt, reproduced on the cover and within the last pages of the book, Ringgold has taken both the setting and the text. The painted scene in the center of the quilt shows a Harlem rooftop on a starry night with four adults playing cards and with Cassie Louise Lightfoot and her brother, Be Be, lying on a blanket gazing at the sky. Cassie sees herself flying over the city lights; dreams of wearing the George Washington Bridge as a necklace; imagines giving her father the union building he is not allowed to join because of his half-black, half-Indian heritage; flies over the ice cream factory; and takes her little brother with her to the sky. Cassie''s story, written along the borders of the quilt in tiny script, becomes the text of the book. The illustrations painted for the book version are done in the same colorful, naive style as the quilt. This type of art translates beautifully into the storybook format, and a border of bright fabric designs on the bottom of each page duplicates the material used in the quilt. In capturing the euphoria of a child''s dreams, and in its gentle reminder of the social injustices of the adult world, the book is both universal and contemporary. --Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

"This allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.... A practical and stunningly beautiful book."-- Horn Book, starred review

"The triumphant soaring of imagination over reality is beautifully expressed in Ringgold''s bold, vibrant paintings…. Beautiful, innovative, and full of the joy of one unconquerable soul." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Ringgold''s strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision, narrated in poetic cadences that capture the language and feel of flight." -- Publishers Weekly

From the Inside Flap

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.  

From the Back Cover

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 in 1930. She received a degree in art education from the City College of New York and was an art teacher long before she became a professional artist. She is best known for her painted story quilts, some of which hang in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Tar Beach, Ringgold’s first book for children, won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration and was named a Caldecott honor Book. Her other picture books include Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky, My Dream of Martin Luther King, Cassie''s Word Quilt, and We Came to America.

Learn more about Faith at faithringgold.com

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Patricia e. Pavloff
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The magic of Tar Beach
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2021
I loved reading Tar Beach with my grandchildren...the book reflects the magic of one’s imagination . The illustrations are exquisite.
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Nala.
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Award Winning
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2020
Favorite childhood book. A must have in your child library.
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Alberta Camus
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With adult guidance: A Good Children''s Book
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2012
The best scenario: The child has been to a museum and viewed the quilt "Tar Beach" or has spent a summer evening on the roof of a New York City building that doesn''t have air conditioning and knows that there is no actual beach in the book. That is not an inference a... See more
The best scenario: The child has been to a museum and viewed the quilt "Tar Beach" or has spent a summer evening on the roof of a New York City building that doesn''t have air conditioning and knows that there is no actual beach in the book. That is not an inference a child would make on his or her own.
As neither of these things are likely, I found that there was a lot of peripheral information needed for a child of 9 to enjoy and understand the book. We looked at Faith Ringgold images on the net, especially her wonderful sculptures, so that one got the idea of who she is. I explained why a person building a bridge would be nicknamed a "half-breed indian" and what a "union" is and why that would be important. I was reading with a black child who recently arrived from her first home which was in England. She didn''t know that African Americans were formerly known as colored, nor that there had been restrictions in America for African Americans (or in her case, British Americans of African origin). I probably should have begun with the Michael Venezia Book on Faith Ringgold which would have been more biographical in general, and then, later, to "Tar Beach" which was about the artist''s relationship to that one work of art.
So, this is a good book, which needs adult guidance. The little girl for whom I bought the book liked it and it helped her understand how her grandpa, who now lives in Miami, grew up as a little boy in Harlem.
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James W. Brush
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Tar Beach is a true picture of life on the roofs of the houses in Brooklyn during the 30''s and 40''s.
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2021
Tar Beach is a true story of old Brooklyn when the only place to go outdoors was on the roof. You could eat there, socialize. take pictures and get a breath of air. I sent this book to my Grandson in Brooklyn to know what life was like in the 30''3 and 40''s in Brooklyn. A... See more
Tar Beach is a true story of old Brooklyn when the only place to go outdoors was on the roof. You could eat there, socialize. take pictures and get a breath of air. I sent this book to my Grandson in Brooklyn to know what life was like in the 30''3 and 40''s in Brooklyn. A great book for all ages.
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Our favorite.
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2017
I have looked for this book for years but couldn''t think of the name of it. The imagery is fascinating and just like I remember as a girl (from reading rainbow). Happy I can share this with my daughter😊
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Belinda
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INSPIRING!
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021
Great book to inspire young artists!
Great pics!
Awesome colors!
Precious story of a family and a young girl who pursued and lived her dream!
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J. Gephardt
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An empowering vision based on a contemporary art masterpiece
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2018
This is a classic picture book, based on a contemporary art masterpiece with a wonderful story behind it. Nearly all children (and their caregiving adults) will enjoy this empowering story about imagination, love, and finding enchantment no matter where we live.
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Ruth Lipschutz
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Great story and illustrations.
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2020
I have read this story to my class when I was a teacher. My students always enjoyed the story and it got the students engaged in wonderful discussions. I bought this book for my grandson. He loved it and was able to share with his class virtually.
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Great
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2020
Very good quality.
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EMMA Lou
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Helped discuss race, racism and systemic oppression to children aged 5 and 7
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2020
Lovely story of a little girl articulating how she and her family live with hope and joy despite the oppression and institutional racism they are faced with. Thought provoking.
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april
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gorgeous, intense pictures
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2019
fantastic, stunning, expressive illustrations...inspiring
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Great service good buy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2019
Beautiful book
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Mrs S J Lednor
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2016
Brilliant for year 6
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TAR BEACH AUNT HARRIET’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY WE CAME TO AMERICA MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING CASSIE’S WORD QUILT
Read more from award winning author Faith Ringgold! Fiction, autobiography, and African American history are woven into this magical story that will be cherished for generations. Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. A timely and beautiful look at America’s rich history of immigration and diversity. Learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this inspiring children's book. Cassie, the main character from the picture book Tar Beach, takes us on a tour of her home.

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CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNER • CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK • A NEW YORK TIMES BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK

Acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold seamless weaves fiction, autobiography, and African American history into a magical story that resonates with the universal wish for freedom, and will be cherished for generations.

Cassie Louise Lightfoot has a dream: to be free to go wherever she wants for the rest of her life. One night, up on “tar beach,” the rooftop of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dreams come true. The stars lift her up, and she flies over the city, claiming the buildings and the city as her own.

As Cassie learns, anyone can fly. “All you need is somewhere to go you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.”

From Publishers Weekly

"Quilt paintings"--acrylic on canvas paper, with fabric borders from Ringgold''s story quilt of the same name--illustrate a Depression era girl''s imaginative foray to heights from which she can see and therefore claim her world. Picnicking on the roof of her family''s Harlem apartment building--a "tar beach" to which they bring fried chicken and roasted peanuts, watermelon and beer, and, not least, friends and laughter--Cassie pictures herself soaring above New York City: above the George Washington Bridge, which her father helped build; above the headquarters of the union that has denied him membership, because he''s black; above the rooms in which they live. Ringgold''s strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision, narrated in poetic cadences that capture the language and feel of flight. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 1 Up--Tar Beach is a work of modern art translated into a children''s picture book, and the adaptation is so natural that it seems inevitable. From her 1988 story quilt, reproduced on the cover and within the last pages of the book, Ringgold has taken both the setting and the text. The painted scene in the center of the quilt shows a Harlem rooftop on a starry night with four adults playing cards and with Cassie Louise Lightfoot and her brother, Be Be, lying on a blanket gazing at the sky. Cassie sees herself flying over the city lights; dreams of wearing the George Washington Bridge as a necklace; imagines giving her father the union building he is not allowed to join because of his half-black, half-Indian heritage; flies over the ice cream factory; and takes her little brother with her to the sky. Cassie''s story, written along the borders of the quilt in tiny script, becomes the text of the book. The illustrations painted for the book version are done in the same colorful, naive style as the quilt. This type of art translates beautifully into the storybook format, and a border of bright fabric designs on the bottom of each page duplicates the material used in the quilt. In capturing the euphoria of a child''s dreams, and in its gentle reminder of the social injustices of the adult world, the book is both universal and contemporary. --Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

"This allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.... A practical and stunningly beautiful book."-- Horn Book, starred review

"The triumphant soaring of imagination over reality is beautifully expressed in Ringgold''s bold, vibrant paintings…. Beautiful, innovative, and full of the joy of one unconquerable soul." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Ringgold''s strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision, narrated in poetic cadences that capture the language and feel of flight." -- Publishers Weekly

From the Inside Flap

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.  

From the Back Cover

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 in 1930. She received a degree in art education from the City College of New York and was an art teacher long before she became a professional artist. She is best known for her painted story quilts, some of which hang in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Tar Beach, Ringgold’s first book for children, won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration and was named a Caldecott honor Book. Her other picture books include Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky, My Dream of Martin Luther King, Cassie''s Word Quilt, and We Came to America.

Learn more about Faith at faithringgold.com

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