A young girl flies above her apartment building rooftop, which is her "tar beach," and looks down on her neighborhood. A "stunningly beautiful book."—Horn Book
RL.3.3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Caldecott Honor Book
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Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award
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