Ruth and the Green Book, by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, is a children’s book which takes place in the 1950’s during the time of Jim Crow laws when African-Americans met serious challenges traveling through the south. Ruth and her family were aided by the The Negro Motorist Green Book, which informed them of businesses that would welcome them during their travels. The story is told through the eyes of Ruth, a young African-American girl going south with her parents. This book, through its story and the beautiful art work by Floyd Cooper, shares a vital part of history with young readers.
Mr. Ramsey will be available for book signing after his presentation. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4196932568034&set=o.163233173692278&type=1&theater