Literature Links: Ruth and the Green Book

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Elementary teacher librarian and former teacher in residence at the Library of Congress, Tom Bober (@CaptainLibrary), details a plan for pairing primary source analysis with the book, Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, to help students make connections to history and geography. In his post on Knowledge Quest from the American Association of School Librarians, Tom also says the activities will help students to “look at the experiences of African Americans prior to the passage of Civil Rights laws”. Read the post, Pairing Picture Books and Primary Sources: Ruth and the Green Book, by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, then take a look at the additional primary sources and related resources listed below.

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