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Dec 12, 1995
| ISBN 9780517885437
| 3-7 years
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Dec 12, 1995 | ISBN 9780517885437 | 3-7 years
The main character of Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor winner Tar Beach takes flight once again, encountering Harriet Tubman and learning about the Underground Railroad.Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited with her brother at the story’s end.
Faith Ringgold is best known for her painted story quilts—art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her first book, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, among numerous other honors. She… More about Faith Ringgold
“Groundbreaking!” —School Library Journal, starred review“Impressive…. Ringgold’s dynamic paintings combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions.” –-Booklist, starred review
Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Book
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