Students will read the story Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. They will learn that Faith is an African American artist who grew up in New York. She liked to make quilts to tell a story and paint her story on them. Students will compare and contrast the city of Hillsboro to a big city like New York. We will talk about sky scrapers and elements necessary for a sky scraper. For their art project they will make a paper city and a use fabric to make a border with the project resembling a quilt.