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Tar Beach
by Faith Ringgold

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    List Price: $7.99 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Fiction
    Page Count: 32
    ISBN13: 9780517885444
    Imprint: Dragonfly Books
    Publisher: Dragonfly Books
    Parent Company: Dragonfly Books

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 Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture.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