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 Ruth and The Green Book
by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

A Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM

In the 1950's travel was difficult for African-American families. The Jim-Crow laws allowed businesses to deny service to these families. Only one gas station would sell gas to them. Most restaurants and hotels closed their doors to them.

How did they find help when they traveled?

One clever service station owner created the answer! The Green Book!

Ruth and The Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey tells the story of how African- American families found help when times were tough and laws were unlawful.

The Kids Wings unit will provide fun and interaction through puzzles, group projects, problem solving that builds skills for the whole class . Ruth and The Green Book is an important part of every classroom and school library!

Research Links
 Ruth and The Green Book
by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Black History Internet Sites

Library of Congress: Jim Crow Laws
Separate but Not Equal

What Was Jim Crow?
Black History Museum

Outstanding African-American Children's Literature
with Classroom Units for Literacy Circles

The 12 activity pages in Kids Wings paired units for Ruth and The Green Book and Under the Mambo Moon are perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard. It is now available for instant download!

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Ruth and the Green Book is included in the Kids Wings Reading Out of the Box collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. This collection comes in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school. It contains 848 pages of activities in 25 titles PLUS a "Jeopardy-type" game for each novel! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Reading Out of the Box, you can get 25 literature guides for only $35, or less than $1.40 each! This is probably the best bargain in the USA, while quantities last!


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