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Ruth & the Green Book: A Discussion with Author Calvin Ramsey
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Fri Feb 24 at 07:45 pm EST
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Physical location: Atlanta, GA
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Photo courtesy of Lerner Publishing Group
Engage in Q & A and discussion with author of "Ruth & the Green Book," Calvin Ramsey. Adapted and directed by Jon Ludwig, the Center for Puppetry Arts' production runs from February 7-26, 2012. This performance was produced by special arrangement with Lerner Publishing Group.

Join author Calvin Ramsey to explore the history behind "Ruth and
the Green Book." Learn more about the now-obscure "Negro Motorist
Green Book" and the publication's influence on a generation of
African American travelers during the Jim Crow era.
Who should attend
For the 1:00-1:45 pm : Students and teachers attending a "Ruth & the Green Book" performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Or... anyone else interested in learning about the book & adaptation!

For the 7:00-7:45 pm: Educators or adults
Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Atlanta-based playwright, photographer, and folk art painter, grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and Roxboro, North Carolina. A recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award, his plays include "Bricktop, The Musical;" "The Green Book;" "Damaged Virtues;" "Canada Lee;" "Sherman Town, Baseball, Apple Pie and The Klan;" "Enlightenment;" "Sister Soldiers;" "Kentucky Avenue;" "Somewhere In My Lifetime;" "Johnny Mercer: A Man and His Music, a musical tribute to the author of Moon River and others;" and "The Age of Possibilities." His children's books are "The Last Mule of Gee's Bend" and "Ruth and the Green ...See All
Open discussion with Calvin Alexander Ramsey.
Additional Information
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

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  • End Date:
    Fri Feb 24 at 07:45 pm EST
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    1 Session(s)
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Ruth & the Green Book: A Discussion with Author Calvin Ramsey
45 Minute Session
Fri Feb 24 at 07:00 pm EST
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The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs. Two performance series host a variety of shows geared towards educating as well as entertaining audiences. Patrons of all ages will enjoy the productions in the Family Series. Most productions meet Georgia Performance Standards, and Study Guides for each Family Series show are available for download. Looking for an alternative activity for date night? More mature audiences will appreciate the artistry and humor of the Teen & Adult Series, which includes the popular Xperimental Puppetry Theater. There's something for everyone! Get up close and personal with puppets in the Center's Museum, which houses a collection of puppets, books, posters and videos from around the world. Take a tour through Puppets: The Power of Wonder and discover how puppetry has influenced religion, people and politics through the ages. Special Exhibits focus on a particular theme or style of puppetry. Tours also meet Georgia QCC standards. After the tour, take home a token of the experience by purchasing a puppet in the Museum Store. Education is a key element at the Center. Discover your puppet passion by learning a lot from a dummy-or puppet. Members of the community are invited to participate in Adult Education classes, Distance Learning, Create-A-Puppet Workshops, lectures and more. The Center is the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. dedicated to puppetry. In addition to a dedicated staff and Board, it is supported by its Members and generous contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies. The Center is a member of Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts and serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of the international puppetry organization Union International de la Marionnette, the oldest theater organization in the world. The Center is also a member of Theatre Communications Group.
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