Study Guide

Tar Beach Characters

By Faith Ringgold

Cassie Louise Lightfoot

Cassie is a third grader with a big, big, big imagination. She loves nothing more than to spend a...

Daddy

Poor old Daddy. Mr. Lightfoot is a construction worker trying to make a living during the Great...

Mommy

Get your Scooby snacks ready, because Mommy is a bit of a mystery. Cassie doesn't seem quite so...

Be Be

Meet Cassie's little brother. You'll recognize this fashion icon by the stunning yellow romper he...

Mr. and Mrs. Honey

Mr. and Mrs. Honey, the neighbors, are the Lightfoots' best buds. Their hobbies include eating,...