Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book (Hardcover)

Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book By Keila V. Dawson, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Keila V. Dawson, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator)
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During a time when taking a trip across the nation could be dangerous for Black Americans, one man crafted a guide that changed the lives of millions.

In the late 1930s when segregation was legal and Black Americans couldn't visit every establishment or travel everywhere they wanted to safely, a New Yorker named Victor Hugo Green decided to do something about it. Green wrote and published a guide that listed places where his fellow Black Americans could be safe in New York City. The guide sold like hot cakes Soon customers started asking Green to make a guide to help them travel and vacation safely across the nation too. With the help of his mail carrier co-workers and the African American business community, Green's guide allowed millions of African Americans to travel safely and enjoy traveling across the nation.

In the first picture book about the creation and distribution of The Green Book, author Keila Dawson and illustrator Alleanna Harris tell the story of the man behind it and how this travel guide opened the road for a safer, more equitable America.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781506467917
ISBN-10: 1506467911
Publisher: Beaming Books
Publication Date: January 26th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English