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Ruth and the Green Book

Title

Ruth and the Green Book

Illustrator

Floyd Cooper

Publisher

Carolrhoda Books

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780761352556

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Racial discrimination; racism; segregation

Annotation

When Ruth and her parents take a motor trip from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandma, they rely on a pamphlet called "The Negro Motorist Green Book" to find places that will serve them. Includes facts about "The Green Book."

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

28 Days Later, 2012; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; Choices, 2011; Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011; Marching On: Selected Books about the Civil Rights Movement for Children and Teens, 2013; Notable Children's Books, 2011; Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2010; Bluestem Award, 2013, Master List; North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2012, Nominee; Sequoyah Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee; Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2012-2013, Master List; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, 2010, Bronze, Children's Picture Book; Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2011, Honor Book, Younger Readers; Jefferson Cup Award, 2011, Honor Book, Fiction; Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2011, Winner, Multicultural And International; Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2011, Best Book, Language Arts Picture Book

Keywords

automobile travel; car; Jim Crow; Chicago; Alabama; book

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Ruth and the Green Book

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