Tar Beach

Tar Beach

Book - 1991
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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 painting of the same name.
Publisher: Scholastic, 1991
ISBN: 9780590463812
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill


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Jan 05, 2019

What a beautiful story! The illustrations are gorgeous and the quilt the story is from is included in the back! What a treasure Ringgold is!

Nov 04, 2013

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

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

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