Tar Beach

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Cassie Louise Lightfoot has a dream: to be free to go wherever she wants for the rest of her life. One night in 1939, up on "Tar Beach"—the rooftop of her family's Harlem apartment building — her dream comes true. The stars lift her up, and Cassie Louise Lightfoot is flying over the city, claiming everything she sees as her own. Caldecott Honor Book Winner.

 Author and Illustrator: Faith Ringgold

  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • 31 × 0.12 × 12 in.
  • Published by Random House USA Childrens Books (Dragonfly Books ed edition,December 3, 1996)
  • ISBN: 978-0517885444
  • Reading level: 5–8 years