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Ruth and the Green Book

Title

Ruth and the Green Book

Illustrator

Floyd Cooper

Publisher

Carolrhoda Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780761352556

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Racial Diversity; Racial discrimination; racism; segregation

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Ruth and the Green Book

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