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Tar Beach

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Illus. in full color. "Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one's world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book."--(starred) Horn Book.  

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We Came To America

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A timely and beautiful look at Americas rich history of immigration and diversity, from Faith Ringgold, the Coretta Scott King and Caldecot Honor winning creator of Tar Beach
 
From the Native Americans who first called this land their home, to the millions of people who have flocked to its shores ever since, America is a country rich in diversity. Some of our ancestors were driven by dreams and hope. Others came in chains, or were escaping poverty or persecution. No matter what brought them here, each person embodied a unique gifttheir art and music, their determination and grit, their stories and their culture. And together they forever shaped the country we all call home. Vividly expressed in Faith Ringgolds sumptuous colors and patterns, We Came to America is an ode to every American who came before us, and a tribute to each child who will carry its proud message of diversity into our nations future.
 
PRAISE FOR WE CAME TO AMERICA:

**A 2017 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People** 

As Americans wrestle with the moral and legal aspects of immigration, Ringgold offers a reminder of the countrys multifaceted lineageand of the beauty to be discovered at cultural crossroads. The simplicity of Ringgolds text, combined with the captivating designs, makes this a compelling, must-have narrative for a wide audience.     
      School Library Journal, starred review
 
 
Using a broad brush and folk style familiar from her story quilts, Ringgold pictures families of diverse heritage her powerful voice emphasizes unity and mutual appreciation.                Publishers Weekly
 
A timely look at the diverse makeup and backgrounds of the American people.    Booklist
 

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  • Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers


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If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

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If a bus could talk, it would tell the story of a young African-American girl named Rosa who had to walk miles to her one-room schoolhouse in Alabama while white children rode to their school in a bus. It would tell how the adult Rosa rode to and from work on a segregated city bus and couldn't sit in the same row as a white person. It would tell of the fateful day when Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man and how that act of courage inspired others around the world to stand up for freedom.
In this book a bus does talk, and on her way to school a girl named Marcie learns why Rosa Parks is the mother of the Civil Rights movement. At the end of Marcie's magical ride, she meets Rosa Parks herself at a birthday party with several distinguished guests. Wait until she tells her class about this!

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  • Glossy paperback, focus on civil rights, rosa, parks


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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

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Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited with her brother at the story's end.

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Faith Ringgold (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

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Presents a brief biography of the African-American artist who created the painted story quilt, an art form that combines rich oral history with colorful paintings on quilted fabric and canvas.

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Cassie's Word Quilt (Avenues)

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In this 32-page lap book we join Cassie, the main character from the picture book Tar Beach. As she takes us on a tour of her home, neighborhood, and school, dozens of new words are introduced with simple labels throughout. Young readers will love the simple story line and all the new words theyll encounter. Theyll relish the beautifully designed spreads, each with its own quilt motif. The bright, boldly colored pages will attract even the youngest lookers, and the words will teach pre-reading skills to slightly older children. The size makes it perfect for story hours, and the price makes it perfect for every home.



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Harlem Renaissance Party

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Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Harlem Renaissance.

Lonnie and his uncle go back to Harlem in the 1920s. Along the way, they meet famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes, from Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois to Josephine Baker and Zora Neale Hurston and many more, who created this incredible period. And after an exciting day of walking with giants, Lonnie fully understands why the Harlem Renaissance is so important.

Faith Ringgold's bold and vibrant illustrations capture the song and dance of the Harlem Renaissance while her story will captivate young readers, teaching them all about this significant time in our history. A glossary and further reading list are included in the back of the book.



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Faith Ringgold: Die (One on One)

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Ten adultsmen and women, black and whitefight, flee or die over the twelve-foot span of American People Series #20: Die, as an interracial pair of children cowers unnoticed in their midst. While Faith Ringgold (born 1930) was devising this bloody spectacle in a Manhattan studio in the summer of 1967, civil unrest was convulsing black neighborhoods across the US. Art historian Anne Monahan's essay explores the mural's carefully orchestrated chaos and its multiform inspirations, from contemporary anxiety about black revolution, through the writings of James Baldwin and LeRoi Jones, to iconic canvases by Picasso and Pollock then on view at MoMA.


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We Flew over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold

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In We Flew over the Bridge, one of the countrys preeminent African American artistsand award-winning childrens book authorsshares the fascinating story of her life. Faith Ringgolds artworksstartling story quilts, politically charged paintings, and morehang in the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and other major museums around the world, as well as in the private collections of Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Her childrens books, including the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach, have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. But Ringgolds path to success has not been easy. In this gorgeously illustrated memoir, she looks back and shares the story of her struggles, growth, and triumphs. Ringgold recollects how she had to surmount a wall of prejudices as she worked to refine her artistic vision and raise a family. At the same time, the story she tells is one of warm family memories and sustaining friendships, community involvement, and hope for the future.

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Bronzeville Boys and Girls

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This classic picture book from Pulitzer Prizewinning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, paired with full-color illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold, explores the lives and dreams of the children who live together in an urban neighborhood.

In 1956, Gwendolyn Brooks created thirty-four poems that celebrated the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood. Bronzeville Boys and Girls features these timeless poems, which remind us that whether we live in the Bronzeville section of Chicago or any other neighborhood, childhood is universal in its richness of emotions and new experiences.




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