Ruth And The Green Book – by Calvin Alexander Ramsey with Gwen Strauss, illustrator Floyd Cooper (2010)

Ruth and the green book

It’s the early 1950s, and young Ruth is excited. Her parents have just bought their first family car, and it’s a beauty! Now they can drive down to Alabama to visit relatives. Having grown up in Chicago, the family has been sheltered from the Jim Crow prejudice that is prevalent in the southern states. They are shocked when they are told they cannot use “white” bathrooms, eat in many restaurants, or rent a motel room.

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