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."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RaeganZuyus - LibraryThing
This book has beautiful illustrations that with the words tell a really lovely story of a girl as she explores the world around her and takes in the beauty of the city. It really encompasses the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ebrossette - LibraryThing
Set in 1939, Tar Beach tells the story of Cassie, an eight-year-old who gets the ability to fly. We're introduced to her family and neighborhood (Harlem)). The book also mentions how despite her ... Read full review