Tar Beachby Faith Ringgold
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- Grades: PreK - 2
- Ages: 4 - 7
A poignant and uplifting work of art, this beautifully illustrated book tells the moving story of a girl whose imagination gives her the freedom to soar above her troubles.
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But none of that matters up on Tar Beach, where the lights from the George Washington Bridge shine in a hopeful blaze. Lying on a mattress, eyes to the sky, Cassie floats up above the difficulties of the unfair world and flies to a height where she and her family are free to pursue their dreams.
With Tar Beach, preeminent artist Faith Ringgold has adapted one of her famous story quilts into an award-winning picture book. The images, which have a vibrant, youthful spirit, are bordered by patchwork patterns that summon the feel of the original quilt, and the book also includes a photo of the quilt in its entirety.
This inspiring book deals with complex issues of class and race in a sensitive and accessible way, while remaining a celebration of the transformative power of the imagination.