Tar beach faith ringgold on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers illus in full color ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight year old cassie louise lightfoot. Tar beach is the story of a young girl named cassie lightfoot and her unique perspective of harlem in the 1930s cassie flies above her black tar rooftop and has a birds eye view of her city in which she recounts some of the different things she sees such as her most prized possession the george washington bridge and her fathers workplace at a union building where he is a . During the late 1960s and the 1970s faith ringgold played an instrumental role in the organization of protests and actions against museums that had neglected the work of women and people of color her paintings from this period are overtly political and present an angry critical reappraisal of the american dream glimpsed through the filter. Gr 1 up tar beach is a work of modern art translated into a childrens picture book and the adaptation is so natural that it seems inevitable
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