Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Ruth and The Green Book" (GIVEAWAY)

"One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings."   
Franklin Thomas

"It's no secret that I'm a fan of the Center of Puppetry Arts. Their puppets shows are not only educational but are full of humor, songs, and audience participation."
Liza Cardona

In celebration of Black History Month the Center For Puppetry Arts Presents "Ruth and the Green Book".  Chronicling a relatively-unknown chapter in Civil Rights history, Ruth and the Green Book follows an African American family as they travel from Chicago to Alabama in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s. After being turned away from hotels, gas stations and restaurants, 8-year-old Ruth and her parents are introduced to "The Green Book," a travel guide for black motorists conceived as a response to the humiliation and violence experienced by African Americans while traveling.

Using an innovative combination of puppetry and animated projections that are inspired by the book's evocative illustrations, this collaboration between Artistic Director Jon Ludwig and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey celebrates this great guidebook that  helped Ruth's family, like many others, find safe routes to welcoming places and people.  

As part of the Teen & Adult performance series, Ruth and the Green Book is recommended for ages nine and up. Produced by special arrangement with Lerner Publishing Group.

 

 

Ruth and The Green Book runs from Feb 7th to 26th at the downstairs theater.

Showtimes:
•Tues-Thurs: 11am
•Fri: 11am & 7:30pm
•Sat: 3pm & 7:30pm
•Sun: 5pm 

"This story touches on a little-known moment in American history with elegance, compassion and humanity." --Kirkus Reviews

This project is supported in part by an award from the Nation

 Talkbacks: following every performance
Puppetry Style:
Rod, Projections

Teen & Adult Education Workshop:
Meet the Author of Ruth and the Green Book
Presented by Calvin Alexander Ramsey of Atlanta, GA
Saturday, Feb 11, 2012: 9-10pm
Learn more here!


"Ruth and the Green Book" books are available for sale in the Center's Museum Store!
Cost: $16.95


Awards for the children’s book, Ruth and the Green Book






  • 2011 ALA Notable Children’s Book Award www.ala.org
  • Jane Addams Children’s Book Award www.janeaddamspeace.org
  • Gold Medal in the Children’s Picture Books (All Ages) category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards www.independentpublisher.com
  • Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children (Ages 7-10 category) www.capitolchoices.org
  • School Library Journal – Starred Review www.schoollibraryjournal.com

  • For tickets please visit: http://www.puppet.org
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