Overground railroad : the Green book and the roots of black travel in America / Candacy Taylor.
"A young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor's acclaimed book about the history of the Green Book, the guide for Black travelers Overground Railroad chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the "Black travel guide to America." For years, it was dangerous for African Americans to travel in the United States. Because of segregation, Black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or even get gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, department stores, gas stations, recreational destinations, and other businesses that were safe for Black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and the stories from those who took a stand against racial segregation are recorded and celebrated. This young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor's critically acclaimed adult book Overground Railroad includes her own photographs of Green Book sites, as well as archival photographs and interviews with people who owned and used these facilities. The book also includes an author's note, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, and index"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9781419749490 : HRD
- ISBN: 1419749498 : HRD
- Physical Description: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2022.
"The young adult adaptation."
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-246) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The business of the Green Book -- Driving while black -- The fight -- A license to leave -- All aboard -- Vacation -- Music venues -- The roots of Route 66 -- Women and the Green Book -- A change is gonna come -- Integration and the double-edged sword ofprogress -- Epilogue: America after the Green Book.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 12 and Up Amulet Books
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