'Faith Ringgold's memoir tells us what it means to pursue a personal vision, even if it opposes centuries of racial and sexual caste systems, is sometimes obscured by them, seems to make one's own children jealous, and often produces loneliness. In words that are as direct, honest, full of color and life as her painting, Ringgold gives each reader the greatest gift of all--courage to be one's unique and universal self.'--Gloria Steinem
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||8.01(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem in 1930. She began painting more than forty years ago, and has exhibited in museums in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition to Tar Beach, the children’s books she has written and illustrated include Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky, If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks, and My Dream of Martin Luther King. Ringgold has received more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including seventeen honorary doctorates. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.