Friday, October 15, 2010

Ruth and the Green Book

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for Ruth and the Green Book, written by Calvin Ramsey and illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

“[A] powerful picture book….”-Booklist

“A sense of resiliency courses through Cooper's filmy illustrations--beatific portraits of the Esso worker who sells the family their Green Book and the owner of a ‘tourist home’ where the family spends the night radiate strength, kindness, and hope for a better future.” –Publishers Weekly

You can hear all about the book from Calvin himself in this interview on New York’s NY1 TV. Yes, he’s always that well dressed.