Cover of: Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
An edition of Tar Beach (1991)

Tar Beach

1st Dragonfly Books Ed edition
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An edition of Tar Beach (1991)

Tar Beach

1st Dragonfly Books Ed edition
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  • 27 Want to read
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Dragonfly Books
Language
English
Pages
32

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Cassie Louise Lightfoot, eight years old in 1939, 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 dream comes true. The stars lift her up, and she flies over the city. She claims the buildings as her own--even the union building, so her father won't have to worry anymore about not being allowed to join just because his father was not a member. 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 above the stars." This magical story resonates with a universal wish. Originally written by Faith Ringgold for her story quilt of the same name, Tar Beach is a seamless weaving of fiction, autobiography, and African-American history and literature. - Author website.

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Cover of: Tar Beach
Tar Beach
December 3, 1996, Dragonfly Books
Paperback in English - 1st Dragonfly Books Ed edition
Cover of: Tar Beach
Tar Beach
1996, Crown Publishers
in English - 1st Dragonfly Books ed.
Cover of: Tar Beach
Tar Beach
1991, Crown Publishers
in English - 1st ed.

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First Sentence

"I will always remember when the stars fell down around me and lifted me up above the George Washington Bridge."

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
32
Dimensions
9 x 5.1 x 0.1 inches
Weight
6.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7707860M
ISBN 10
0517885441
ISBN 13
9780517885444
Library Thing
322173
Goodreads
111027

First Sentence

"I will always remember when the stars fell down around me and lifted me up above the George Washington Bridge."

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August 6, 2010 Edited by IdentifierBot added LibraryThing ID
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