Summary: 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. Winner 1992 - School Library Journal Best Children's
Books of the Year Winner 1992 - Booklist Children's Editors' Choice Winner 1992 - Jane Addams Picture Book Award
Summary: 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. Winner 1992 - School Library Journal Best Children's Books of the Year Winner 1992 - Booklist Children's Editors' Choice Winner 1992 - Jane Addams Picture Book Award ...show less
Edition/Copyright:92 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Dragonfly Books Year Published: 1992 International: No
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Ringgold, Faith : University of California-San Diego
Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California. She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year.
An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling.
Faiths first book for children, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, a Reading Rainbow featured selection, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and the recipient of numerous other honors, including a Parents Choice Gold Award.
Faith is married to Burdette Ringgold and has two daughters, Michele and Barbara, and three granddaughters, Faith, Teddy and Martha.
"Cassie learns her people's history well; so will readers of this impressive picture book. Ringgold's dynamic paintings combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions."
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