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    Ruth and the Green Book
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    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5255-6
    AR Quiz #: 138160
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 4.60
    Guided Reading: R
    Lexile Level: 810
    SRC Reading Level: 5.3
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 9 1/4 x 11
    Dewey: [E]
    Reading Grade Level: 3
    Interest Grade Level: 2-5
    Ages: 7-11
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    DESCRIPTION Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Gwen Strauss
    Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws...

    Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook—and the kindness of strangers—Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama.

    Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.

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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
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    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations, Online Resources, Original Artwork
    About the Author
    Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Atlanta-based playwright, photographer, and folk art painter, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and Roxboro, North Carolina. In addition to having been a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, Calvin has a passion for travel and has lived in New York City; Santa Monica, California; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. John.

    He is a former Advisory Board Member of the Robert Woodruff Library Special Collections at Emory University in Atlanta. He is also a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award.

    His plays have been performed in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; San Francisco; Valdez, Alaska; Omaha, Nebraska; Baltimore; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    His plays include Bricktop, The Musical; The Green Book; Damaged Virtues; Canada Lee; Sherman Town, Baseball, Apple Pie and The Klan; Enlightenment; Sister Soldiers; Kentucky Avenue; Somewhere In My Lifetime; Johnny Mercer: A Man and His Music, a musical tribute to the author of Moon River and others; and The Age of Possibilities. His children's books are The Last Mule of Gee's Bend and Ruth and the Green Book.

    He is the father of three children, all of whom are writers.
    About the Illustrator
    Floyd Cooper is a Coretta Scott King Award winner and the illustrator of Ruth and the Green Book. Floyd received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.
    Awards for this Title
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Bluestem Award
    Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
    Independent Publisher Book Award
    Jane Addams Children's Book Award
    Jefferson Cup Award
    Sequoyah Book Award
    Skipping Stones Book Award
    SSLI Book Award
    Texas Bluebonnet Award
    Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children's Literature
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "The realistic illustrations are done in oil wash on board, a self-described 'subtractive process.' The picture is painted, then erased to 'paint' the final product. Overall, there is a sepialike quality to the art, giving the impression of gazing at old color photos. This is an important addition to picture book collections, useful as a discussion-starter on Civil Rights or as a stand-alone story." --School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    The Horn Book Guide
    "Ramsey fashions a well-told historical narrative, supported by Cooper's expressive paintings." --The Horn Book Guide
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "Cooper's soft, stippled illustrations capture both the pathos of the bigotry and the warmth of the support the family encounters, and a substantial closing note on the Green Book itself invites the audience to explore it further online. This will be a fascinating addition to any civil rights picture-book collection." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books