Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Tar Beach

Tar Beach

Fall 1991 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Faith Ringgold
ISBN: 0517580306
Hardcover Price: $18.00
Tar Beach is the roof of a Harlem apartment building where Cassie Louise Lightfoot spends hot summer evenings with her family. She lies there under the heavens, feeling rich. To own anything, she knows, all she need do is fly up over it and it becomes hers. In bold and energetic brushstrokes, bright lights and star sparkle against dark sky. In an affecting, autobiographical book a little girl uses her imagination to free herself as the slaves did--by "flying" away.
Review   ©1991 Parents' Choice

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