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Tar Beach

Author: Faith Ringgold; Crown Publishers.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Coretta Scott King Award (Illustrator)
Caldecott book award: Honor
Ezra Jack Keats book award: New writer award
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ringgold, Faith.
Tar Beach.
New York : Crown Publishers, c1991
(OCoLC)555617321
Online version:
Ringgold, Faith.
Tar Beach.
New York : Crown Publishers, c1991
(OCoLC)607859370
Named Person: Faith Ringgold
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faith Ringgold; Crown Publishers.
ISBN: 0517580306 9780517580301 0517580314 9780517580318 0517599619 9780517599617 0517885441 9780517885444
OCLC Number: 22002688
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.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Honor, illustrator, 1992.
Caldecott Honor Book, 1992.
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Book Award, 1993.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Responsibility: Faith Ringgold.
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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.

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A work of art

by Lmcshane (WorldCat user published 2009-05-01) Excellent Permalink

I tell students that art is anything done well and this book is storytelling at its best.  Faith Ringgold weaves a tapestry of poetry, history, memory, art, hope, imagination and dreams.  Every year, I use Tar Beach to engage second and third graders to appreciate their lives and...
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by piñata (WorldCat user published 2008-06-12) Good Permalink

Great book.  I love to read this with my kids.  They like the pictures and the imagination in the story.  Also like the fact that it is based on a quilt and their grandmother does a lot of quilting so they have a personal tie to the book.

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Great pictures raise good questions

by bobrobboy (WorldCat user published 2008-09-03) Good Permalink

Great Pictures

This is one of our more interesting picture books.  Tar Beach presents a lot of questions, like why can't her father join the union and what is a half-breed.  My sons usually ask "Why" a lot while reading this book.  Reading it is a good...
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