SummaryHost LeVar Burton introduces the book "Tar beach" by Faith Ringgold about a young girl's dream of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Also includes discussions about other activities on the rooftops of New York City, a suspension bridge in the city, and booktalks about "I'm flying" by Alan Wade, "To sleep" by James Sage, and "On Grandma's roof" by Erica Silverman.
Children's television programs.
Films for the hearing impaired.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Roofs -- New York (State) -- New York.
Suspension bridges -- New York (State) -- New York.
Children -- Books and reading.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Lincoln, NE :GPN Educational Media,2007
|Other Titles|| Reading rainbow (Television program)
Gluckson, Jill, producer, screenwriter.
Ringgold, Faith. Tar beach.
Lancit Media Productions.
Great Plains National Instructional Television Library.
WNED-TV (Television station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Hosted by LeVar Burton ; read by Ruby Dee.
Director of photography, Randy Drummond ; editor, James C. Wright ; music, Steve Horelick, Oasis Music Inc.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Based on the book of the same title.
1 videodisc (approximately 30 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.