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Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
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Dec 03, 1996 | ISBN 9780517885444

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“This allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture…. A practical and stunningly beautiful book.”–Horn Book, starred review

“The triumphant soaring of imagination over reality is beautifully expressed in Ringgold’s bold, vibrant paintings….Beautiful, innovative, and full of the joy of one unconquerable soul.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Ringgold’s strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision, narrated in poetic cadences that capture the language and feel of flight.” —Publishers Weekly


Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice WINNER 1991

Caldecott Honor Book WINNER 1992

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award WINNER 1992

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book WINNER 1992

Horn Book Fanfare WINNER 1991

Library of Congress Children’s Books of the Year WINNER 1991

National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) WINNER 1992

New York Times Best Illustrated Book WINNER 1991

New York Times Notable Book WINNER 1991

Reading Rainbow Feature Books WINNER 1991

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year WINNER 1991

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