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Tar Beach
(Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

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Random House Children's Books 2020
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 660L
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Description
CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNER • CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK • A NEW YORK TIMES BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK

Acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold seamless weaves fiction, autobiography, and African American history into a magical story that resonates with the universal wish for freedom, and will be cherised for generations.
Cassie Louise Lightfoot has a dream: to be free to go wherever she wants for the rest of her life. One night, up on “tar beach,” the rooftop of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dreams come true. The stars lift her up, and she flies over the city, claiming the buildings and the city as her own.
As Cassie learns, anyone can fly. “All you need is somewhere to go you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.”
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Format:
Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
08/18/2020
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593377864
ASIN:
B08CTG595W
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.4, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
660
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APA Citation (style guide)

Faith Ringgold. (2020). Tar Beach. Random House Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Faith Ringgold. 2020. Tar Beach. Random House Children's Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach. Random House Children's Books, 2020.

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Faith Ringgold. Tar Beach. Random House Children's Books, 2020. Web.

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Acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold seamless weaves fiction, autobiography, and African American history into a magical story that resonates with the universal wish for freedom, and will be cherised for generations.
Cassie Louise Lightfoot has a dream: to be free to go wherever she wants for the rest of her life. One night, up on “tar beach,” the rooftop of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dreams come true. The stars lift her up, and she flies over the city, claiming the buildings and the city as her own.
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CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNER • CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK • A NEW YORK TIMES BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK

Acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold seamless weaves fiction, autobiography, and African American history into a magical story that resonates with the universal wish for freedom, and will be cherised for generations.
Cassie Louise Lightfoot has a dream: to be free to go wherever she wants for the rest of her life. One night, up on “tar beach,” the rooftop of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dreams come true. The stars lift her up, and she flies over the city, claiming the buildings and the city as her own.
As Cassie learns, anyone can fly. “All you need is somewhere to go you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.”
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