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Tar Beach p24-25

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Title

Tar Beach p24-25

Subject

Children's Literature
New York City
Unions
Quilts
Reading Rainbow

Description

These are two pages from Faith Ringgold's book Tar Beach, a story about a little girl from New York City who dreams of a better future, reachable by her imagination flying over the buildings of the city. She frankly describes the struggles of her family: her father who cannot join a builder's union because his father was not allowed to be a member, part of the history of racism in the unions and rights movements, her mother who works hard in the home and worries when her father is out all day every day looking for work in the winter. The little girl, Cassie Louise Lightfoot, imagines flying over the city and owning it, making life better for her parents, from their rooftop, Tar Beach.

Creator

Faith Ringgold

Publisher

Crown Publishers, Random House

Date

October 5, 1992 (Reading Rainbow airdate)

Contributor

Theodora Hannan

Format

Print
image/jpeg

Type

Children's literature

Table Of Contents

Pages 14 and 25

Date Created

March 12, 2017

Date Copyrighted

1991

Citation

Faith Ringgold, “Tar Beach p24-25,” Student Digital Gallery, accessed May 26, 2022, https://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/student/items/show/10980.