Ruth and the Green Book


Author: Calvin Alexander Ramsey,Gwen Strauss
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1467738174
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws . . . Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook—and the kindness of strangers—Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.

Ruth and the Green Book


Author: Calvin Alexander Ramsey,Gwen Strauss
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 0761362185
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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When Ruth and her parents take a motor trip from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandma, they rely on a pamphlet called "The Negro Motorist Green Book" to find places that will serve them. Includes facts about "The Green Book."

Ruth and the Green Book


Author: Calvin A. Ramsey,Gwen Strauss
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 0761352554
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Ruth and the Green Book is the story of one black family's trip from Chicago to Alabama by car in the late 1940s. Along the way they encounter prejudice, but they also discover The Green Book, a real guide to accommodations which was published for decades to aid African-American travelers as they faced prejudice on the roads across the country.

Narrative Desire and the Book of Ruth


Author: Stephanie Day Powell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567682234
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Stephanie Day Powell illuminates the myriad forms of persuasion, inducement, discontent, and heartbreak experienced by readers of Ruth. Writing from a lesbian perspective, Powell draws upon biblical scholarship, contemporary film and literature, narrative studies, feminist and queer theories, trauma studies and psychoanalytic theory to trace the workings of desire that produced the book of Ruth and shaped its history of reception. Wrestling with the arguments for and against reading Ruth as a love story between women, Powell gleans new insights into the ancient world in which Ruth was written. Ruth is known as a tale of two courageous women, the Moabite Ruth and her Israelite mother-in-law Naomi. As widows with scarce means of financial or social support, Ruth and Naomi are forced to creatively subvert the economic and legal systems of their day in order to survive. Through exceptional acts of loyalty, they, along with their kinsman Boaz, re-establish the bonds of family and community, while preserving the line of Israel's great king David. Yet for many, the story of Ruth is deeply dissatisfying. Scholars increasingly recognize how Ruth's textual "gaps†? and ambiguities render conventional interpretations of the book's meaning and purpose uncertain. Feminist and queer interpreters question the appropriation of a woman's story to uphold patriarchal institutions and heteronormative values. Such avenues of inquiry lend themselves to questions of narrative desire, that is, the study of how stories frame our desires and how our own complex longings affect the way we read.

The Only Road


Author: Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481457500
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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"Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous journey from his home in Guatemala to his older brother in New Mexico after his cousin is murdered by a drug cartel"--

The Green Book


Author: Jill Paton Walsh
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466801573
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Pattie and her family are among the last refugees to flee a dying Earth in an old spaceship. And when the group finally lands on the distant planet which is to be their new home, it seems that the four-year journey has been a success. But as they begin to settle this shiny new world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy. Nothing on this planet is edible, and they may not be able to grow food. With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her sister decide to take the one chance that might make life possible on Shine.

The Book of Ruth


Author: Jane Hamilton
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547523599
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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PEN/Hemingway Award Winner: An “enthralling” novel of a woman trapped within a tragically dysfunctional family (Entertainment Weekly). From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Excellent Lombards and A Map of the World, this is “an extraordinary story of a family’s disintegration [that] will be compared to Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres” (People). It follows Ruth Grey, a young woman in a tiny Illinois farm town, who has lost her father to World War II, and constantly faces her unhappy mother’s wrath—when she isn’t being ignored in favor of her math-prodigy brother. As Ruth navigates her lonely life, she strives to find happiness and pleasure where she can, but the world may conspire to defeat her. “A sly and wistful, if harrowing, human comedy . . . [An] original voice in fiction and one well worth listening to.” —The Boston Sunday Globe “Unforgettably, beat by beat, Hamilton maps the best and worst of the human heart and all the mysterious, uncharted country in between.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hamilton’s story builds to a shocking crescendo. Her small-town characters are as appealingly offbeat and brushed with grace as any found in Alice Hoffman’s or Anne Tyler’s novels.” —Glamour

The Negro


Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602068143
Category: History
Page: 156
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This is the classic history of the African peoples in Africa and the New World, a repudiation of the absurd belief, widely held in the post-Civil War period, that Africans had no civilization but the one foisted upon them by their slavetrading captors. Writing for a popular audience in 1915, DuBois, one of America's greatest writers, lays out in easy-to-read, nonacademic prose the striking and illustrious story of the complex history and varied cultures of Africa, from the art and industry of the peoples of the continent to the dramatic impact the slave trade had both in Africa and on her descendents in the Western Hemisphere. Boldly proud and beautifully written, this essential work will delight readers of American and African history as well as students of great American literature. American writer, civil rights activist, and scholar WILLIAM EEDWARD BURGHARDT DUBOIS (1868-1963) was the first black man to receive a PhD from Harvard University. A cofounder of the NAACP, he wrote a number of important books, including The Philadelphia Negro (1899) and Black Folk, Then and Now (1899).

The Post-Racial Negro Green Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692950920
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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The Post-Racial Negro Green Book is a state-by-state compilation of occurrences, information, and data that document a pattern of 21st century racial bias against Black people in the United States. It is an archive intended to preserve the voluminous amount of contemporary history on the topic in a permanent medium for the sake of review, consideration, discussion, and action.

Ruth and Naomi

A Bible Story
Author: Jean Marzollo
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316741392
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Retells the Old Testament story of the faithful Ruth, who gave up her country and everything familiar to her in order to accompany her mother-in-law Naomi to Bethlehem.

Live Beautifully

A Study in the Books of Ruth and Esther
Author: Lenya Heitzig,Penny Rose
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781406123
Category: Religion
Page: 315
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Live Beautifully explores the stories of Ruth and Esther, two women who lived out true beauty. Ruth was a foreigner who made a scandalous choice that brought God's favor. Esther was a Jewish orphan in a foreign land whose risky decision saved a nation. Live Beautifully calls us to embrace our own spiritual beauty, just as Ruth and Esther did, in order to live fully for God's purposes.

The Hiding Game


Author: Gwen Strauss
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781455622658
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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The true story of a young Holocaust survivor. At their new home in the Villa Air-Bel, Aube and her family are used to things being hidden. Among the secrets kept at the ch�teau are a radio, a cow, and--most secret of all--Aube herself. Even with the threat of Nazi capture looming over their heads, life at the villa has been colorful for the refugees awaiting their escape to safety. Joined by writers, musicians, artists, and great thinkers like Marc Chagall and Max Ernst, Aube spends each day singing, playing games, and creating art. Together, this lively congregation are able to fight back fear and hatred with bravery and laughter--not just for young Aube, but for themselves as well.

The Big Fella

Babe Ruth and the World He Created
Author: Jane Leavy
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062380249
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 656
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity." A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018 “Leavy’s newest masterpiece…. A major work of American history by an author with a flair for mesmerizing story-telling.” —Forbes He lived in the present tense—in the camera’s lens. There was no frame he couldn’t or wouldn’t fill. He swung the heaviest bat, earned the most money, and incurred the biggest fines. Like all the new-fangled gadgets then flooding the marketplace—radios, automatic clothes washers, Brownie cameras, microphones and loudspeakers—Babe Ruth "made impossible events happen." Aided by his crucial partnership with Christy Walsh—business manager, spin doctor, damage control wizard, and surrogate father, all stuffed into one tightly buttoned double-breasted suit—Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom. His was a life of journeys and itineraries—from uncouth to couth, spartan to spendthrift, abandoned to abandon; from Baltimore to Boston to New York, and back to Boston at the end of his career for a finale with the only team that would have him. There were road trips and hunting trips; grand tours of foreign capitals and post-season promotional tours, not to mention those 714 trips around the bases. After hitting his 60th home run in September 1927—a total that would not be exceeded until 1961, when Roger Maris did it with the aid of the extended modern season—he embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, a three-week victory lap across America, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig. Walsh called the tour a "Symphony of Swat." The Omaha World Herald called it "the biggest show since Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, and seven other associated circuses offered their entire performance under one tent." In The Big Fella, acclaimed biographer Jane Leavy recreates that 21-day circus and in so doing captures the romp and the pathos that defined Ruth’s life and times. Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents, and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.

A Tale for the Time Being

A Novel
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606258
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back

A New Method of Mulch Gardening
Author: Ruth Stout
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
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Discusses the fundamentals of gardening, recommends a method of natural mulch gardening, and describes the author's gardening experiences

Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend

A Civil Right's Story
Author: Calvin Alexander Ramsey,Bettye Stroud
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780606379380
Category:
Page: 32
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For use in schools and libraries only. In Gee's Bend, Alabama, Miz Pettway tells young Alex about the historic role her mule played in the struggle for civil rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes factual information about the community of Gee's Bend and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Latte for Life

45 Devotions from the Book of Ruth
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 1424553679
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Drama. Romance. Intrigue. The Bible contains all the elements of a blockbuster movie, and the book of Ruth is one of the best. Latte for Life: 45 Devotions from the Book of Ruth studies the life of Ruth as she marries, loses her husband, follows her mother-in-law to an unknown land, and finds love again. Each reading includes: Scripture from Ruth and life-infusing commentary it—just like that delicious first taste of coffee in the morning.Daily reflection and conversation with God that will sweeten your life.Other relevant Scriptures that leave you craving for more.A final quote to be savored like that last drop of coffee. Sacrificial love and happy endings aren’t always fictional. God has already written a beautiful love story for you. All you have to do is accept it.

The Great Migration

Journey to the North
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061259217
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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We were one family among the many thousands. Mama and Daddy leaving home, coming to the city, with their hopes and their courage, their dreams and their children, to make a better life. When Eloise Greenfield was four months old, her family moved from their home in Parmele, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C. Before Jan Spivey Gilchrist was born, her mother moved from Arkansas and her father moved from Mississippi. Both settled in Chicago, Illinois. Though none of them knew it at the time, they had all become part of the Great Migration. In this collection of poems and collage artwork, award winners Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist gracefully depict the experiences of families like their own, who found the courage to leave their homes behind and make new lives for themselves elsewhere.

Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe


Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446442039
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us. You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents. Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met. And Idgie? She was a character, all right. You never saw anyone so headstrong. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery. It will lift your spirits and above all it'll remind you of the secret to life: friends.