​Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold is about a yound girl named Cassie Louise Lightfoot. One night she dreams on tar beach, the rooftop of her families apartment in Harlem, New York City. During her dream Cassie takes her readers on a journey that shows you anyone can fly.

During the After School Reading session students read the book together and discuss the underlying meanings and issues in the book.

They also respond to the question in their family message journal: What is my favorite family memory?Families/Friends Question: What is my favorite family memory?

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Follow up activity: Students are composing a story quilt of their own, just like the author Faith Ringgold!
The quilt an illustration of their favorite memory with pieces of their favorite fabric.

Students Story Quilts