We Flew over the Bridge by Faith Ringgold
The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold

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The eminent Black artist known for her story quilts and children's books presents an illustrated chronicle of growing up in Harlem, where she worked to refine her artistic vision and raise a family against all odds.

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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.
Published November 1, 1995 by Little Brown & Co (T). 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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In her first book for adults, artist and children's author Ringgold tells an occasionally engaging but flawed account of her very full life.

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Contemporary artist and children's book author Ringgold (Tar Beach) chronicles her efforts as a black woman, born in 1930s Harlem, in fighting sexism and racism to make her mark in the world.

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