Books by Faith Ringgold and Complete Book Reviews

Faith Ringgold, Author Little Brown and Company $29.45 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8212-2071-9
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. Her socially conscious paintings (The Flag Is Bleeding,...
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Faith Ringgold, Author Simon & Schuster $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-689-81892-9
Underdeveloped poetic conceits short-circuit this profile of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Marcie, an African-American child, is waiting for the bus to school when a strange bus pulls up; for some reason, she boards it. There is no driver, but...
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Faith Ringgold, Author . S&S/Aladdin $6.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-689-85676-1
A contemporary schoolgirl boards the bus on which Rosa Parks rode in 1955 when, refusing to give up her seat to a white man, she helped trigger the Montgomery Bus Boycott; and it speaks. "Ringgold's paintings help animate this uneven tale,...
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Faith Ringgold, Author Alfred A. Knopf $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-375-81200-2
Faith Ringgold returns to Tar Beach for Cassie's Word Quilt as the heroine takes readers on a tour of her home, neighborhood and school. Beginning with an upper and lower case alphabet on the endpapers, the volume introduces each theme in an ...
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Faith Ringgold, Author Dragonfly Books $6.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-517-88544-4
A girl uses her imagination to soar from the ""tar beach"" roof of her family's Harlem home. ""Ringgold's strong figures and flattened perspective bring a distinctive magic to this dreamy and yet wonderfully concrete vision,"" said PW. All ages. (Jan
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Faith Ringgold, Author Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $16 (0p) ISBN 978-0-517-58767-6
Cassie and Be Be, the young protagonists of Ringgold's Tar Beach , literally wing their way through American history in this otherworldly journey. On a fantastical flight, the kids encounter an ``old ramshackled train in the sky''--a remnant of the...
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Faith Ringgold, Author Crown Books for Young Readers $18 (32p) ISBN 978-0-517-58030-1
``Quilt paintings''--acrylic on canvas paper, with fabric borders from Ringgold's story quilt of the same name--illustrate a Depression era girl's imaginative foray to heights from which she can see and therefore claim her world. Picnicking on the...
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Faith Ringgold, Author Hyperion Books $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56282-425-9
Melody loves the annual family excursion to Aunt Connie's house: everyone gets to go swimming, share a fabulous dinner and see an exhibition of Aunt Connie's most recent art. This year there are surprises as well: a newly adopted cousin her own age (
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Faith Ringgold. Knopf, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-517-70947-4
In a timely reflection, Ringgold (Harlem Renaissance Party) urges American readers to consider our collective pasts. Using a broad brush and folk style familiar from her story quilts, Ringgold pictures families of diverse heritage, accompanied by...
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Faith Ringgold, Author Hyperion Books $6.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0076-6
In this fantastical, sweeping picture book, Ringgold reintroduces a character from Dinner at Aunt Connie's in order to chronicle some pivotal moments in African American history. Shown here in an earlier phase, Lonnie is living in a Paris orphanage.
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Faith Ringgold. HarperCollins/Amistad, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-057911-1
“The crowd roared. The celebration was on,” writes Caldecott Honoree artist Ringgold (Tar Beach), conjuring a magical celebration in which a boy named Lonnie and his uncle Bates meet the giants of the Harlem Renaissance. They eat chicken and waffles
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Faith Ringgold, Author, Faith Ringgold, Illustrator Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-517-59976-1
Does the dream of Martin Luther King live on? Yes, says the narrator of this resonant picture book, which uses the peculiar logic of dreams to take the reader beyond straight biography into a more personal, heartfelt interpretation of King's legacy.
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Faith Ringgold, Author, Faith Ringgold, Illustrator Dragonfly Books $6.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-440-41735-4
For this allegory set in slave times, ""Ringgold blends elements of fairy tale and American history in an evocative, if mystifying, picture book,"" said PW. Ages 6-10. (Jan.)
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Faith Ringgold, Author, Faith Ringgold, Illustrator Crown Publishers $18 (32p) ISBN 978-0-517-80024-9
Ringgold (Tar Beach) blends elements of fairy tale and American history in an evocative, if mystifying, picture book. When Mama and Papa Love, who are slaves in the southern Village of Visible, conceive a child, they beg the Great Lady of Peace to...
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Faith Ringgold, Author, Faith Ringgold, Illustrator . Dell/Dragonfly $6.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-553-11233-7
The heroine takes readers on a tour of her home, neighborhood and school, featuring Ringgold's signature quilting. Ages 3-6. (Jan.)
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Faith Ringgold, Author, Faith Ringgold, Illustrator Dragonfly Books $6.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-517-88543-7
Characters from Tar Beach once again fly-this time in a fantastical sky train run by Harriet Tubman that traces a route on the Underground Railroad. Ages 4-9. (Dec.)
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Faith Ringgold, Author, Faith Ringgold, Illustrator Dragonfly Books $7.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-517-88577-2
In a starred review, PW called this an ""innovative and stirring"" biography, which offers a ""personal, heartfelt interpretation of King's legacy"" through a boy's recounted dream. Ages 5-8. (Dec.)
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