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Ruth and the Green Book

Audiobook
An ALA Notable Book, this powerful debut by playwright Calvin A. Ramsey "touches on a little-known moment in American history with elegance, compassion and humanity" (Kirkus Reviews). Set in the 1950s, Ruth and the Green Book follows a young girl as she and her family set out from Chicago on a road trip to Alabama. But Ruth soon learns that the open road isn't open to all. Encountering numerous "whites only" businesses that refuse them service, Ruth and her parents are left with few options for places to eat and sleep-until they come across the "Green Book," a guide to establishments friendly to African Americans. ". a compelling addition to U.S. history offerings."-Booklist

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Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781470390464
  • File size: 6625 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2013
  • Duration: 00:13:48

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781470390464
  • File size: 6628 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2013
  • Duration: 00:14:48
  • Number of parts: 1

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:700
Text Difficulty:3

An ALA Notable Book, this powerful debut by playwright Calvin A. Ramsey "touches on a little-known moment in American history with elegance, compassion and humanity" (Kirkus Reviews). Set in the 1950s, Ruth and the Green Book follows a young girl as she and her family set out from Chicago on a road trip to Alabama. But Ruth soon learns that the open road isn't open to all. Encountering numerous "whites only" businesses that refuse them service, Ruth and her parents are left with few options for places to eat and sleep-until they come across the "Green Book," a guide to establishments friendly to African Americans. ". a compelling addition to U.S. history offerings."-Booklist

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