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Tar Beach / Faith Ringgold.

By: Ringgold, Faith.
Contributor(s): Crown Publishers [pbl].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1991Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.ISBN: 0517580306 (trade); 9780517580301 (trade); 0517580314 (lib. bdg.); 9780517580318 (lib. bdg.); 0517599619; 9780517599617; 0517885441 (pbk.); 9780517885444 (pbk.).Subject(s): 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 storiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Tar Beach.; Online version:: Tar Beach.DDC classification: [E] Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1992. Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992.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.
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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.

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.

Caldecott Honor Book, 1992. Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California.nbsp;nbsp;She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year.<br> <br> An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling.<br> <br> Faiths 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.<br> <br> Faith is married to Burdette Ringgold and has two daughters, Michele and Barbara, and three granddaughters, Faith, Teddy and Martha.nbsp;nbsp;

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