Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical
references central to African-American culture.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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“My ideas come from reflecting on my life and the lives of people I have known and have been in some wayinspired by.”—Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold is best known for her painted story quilts—art that combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. Her first book, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, among numerous other honors. She has written and illustrated many children’s books.