Ruth and the Green Book

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Product Number: C00077
Released: Oct 04, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461843559
Narrator/s: Cherise Boothe
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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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Ruth and the Green Book
Product Number: BX00028275
Product Number:C00077
Product Number:Z07526

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Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
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Released: Sep 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470390464
Kit
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Homework Pack
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number 3G0062
Released: Oct 26, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461843573
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Class Set
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number 3M0073
Released: Oct 15, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461843597
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Hanging Bag
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number 3E0063
Released: Oct 27, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461843610
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Teacher's Guide
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ISBN: #9781464026386
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Text - Paperback
Product Number 160027
Released: Oct 15, 2011
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Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: #9780761352556

Professional reviews

"Ruth's family buys their first car--a 1952 mist-green Buick--and sets out from Chicago to her grandmother's in Alabama. Ruth's initial excitement is huge as the trip heads into the green of the suburbs and family members share stories. But her feelings change to dismay and confusion when the family is turned away from restrooms and motels as the trip continues. Then, with a newly purchased Green Book in hand, Ruth and her family take control of their outing. Cherise Boothe's gentle narration takes a back seat to the story's characters and events. Boothe's voice is calm, her pacing deliberate, her enunciation distinct--a totally pleasing package. The production concludes with additional information about the Green Book and Jim Crow laws. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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