Get to Know Me Wednesday

Happy Wednesday readers

This week I’d like to share some of my favorite childhood books with you.

Tar Beach

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Illus. in full color. “Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the ‘tar beach’ of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one’s world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book.”–(starred) Horn Book.


Tar Beach was by far my favorite childhood book of all time. I think what drew me to it was the fact that it was a young black girl looking at her life. I don’t think I’d ever seen anything like that at my age, and it was nice to see someone like me in a book.

Pickle Things

Pickle Things by Marc Brown

Yeah, I know it sounds like a strange title, but I loved this book as a kid. It was funny, and weird, and had pickles in it so for me, it was fascinating. My mom used always mentioned that I would continuously read and reread Pickle Things, and how the book tickled me so. It is a cute silly children’s book about all the things pickles aren’t, and helps with the imagination, think what the world would be like with pickle everything.


What kind of childhood books do you guys read, any of them as strange or influential as my books?


Well, until next time readers, be sure to Read THS!

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