Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - We Flew over the Bridge by Faith Ringgold

In We Flew Over the Bridge, one of the country's preeminent African American artists--and award-winning children's book authors--shares the fascinating story of her life. Faith Ringgold's artworks--startling "story quilts," politically charged paintings, and more--hang in the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and other major museums around the world, as well as in the private collections of Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Her children's books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning Tar Beach, have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. But Ringgold's path to success has not been easy. In this gorgeously illustrated memoir, she looks back and shares the story of her struggles, growth, and triumphs. Ringgold recollects how she had to surmount a wall of prejudices as she worked to refine her artistic vision and raise a family. At the same time, the story she tells is one of warm family memories and sustaining friendships, community involvement, and hope for the future.

Buy We Flew over the Bridge by Faith Ringgold from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780822335641
ISBN-10: 0822335646
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Imprint: Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - We Flew over the Bridge by Faith Ringgold

Book Reviews - We Flew over the Bridge by Faith Ringgold

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about We Flew over the Bridge book by Faith Ringgold and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Faith Ringgold

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.

Books By Faith Ringgold

We Came To America by Faith Ringgold
Hardback, May 2016
Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold
Hardback, January 2015
Henry Ossawa Tanner by Faith Ringgold
Hardback, November 2011
Cassie's Word Quilt by Faith Ringgold
Paperback, January 2004