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What the community says about Tar Beach
- "This book comes in paperback and hardcover, a children's book about Self-Esteem & Self-Respect. The story is set in Harlem in 1939, part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. "
- "My friend has to had to deal with a fussy baby for several months now and finds it hard to get the baby to calm down and sleep at regular times. Ever since she started reading Tar Beach, children's picture book at bed time to her child, it has helped tremendously. The baby loves the book and the illustrations and falls off to sleep easily after reading it."
- "I think the creation of this graphic "novel" was an act of love and great experience. There are many lessons here that will go well beyond what a young reader might grasp, and so it demands that the adult reading it to them step up and have a real conveation about what the book really means. This is a great life lesson for the child in thinking outside the box about what you're reading. This book is probably very important to the African American child in particular. "
- "I wanted to get my 9 year-old daughter a book that would show something about the life of a young black girl in an earlier time in America. This book sheds light both into the black experience and the experience of living in Harlem in the 1930s. Highly recommended. "
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