Tar Beach

Written by Faith Ringgold

The story takes place in 1939, and 9-year-old Cassie Lightfoot wants to be free to leave her Harlem apartment and go wherever she wants. While picnicking on the tar beach (the rooftop of her apartment building) she imagines that the stars pick her so she can fly over New York. In her imagination, she takes ownership of her world.

Age Range 5 - 8 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Crown Publishers Inc
Grade Level K - 3rd
ISBN
9780517580301
Lexile AD790
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