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The Resource Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor

Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor

Label
Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America
Title
Overground railroad
Title remainder
the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America
Statement of responsibility
Candacy Taylor
Title variation
Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor's acclaimed book about the history of the Green Book, the guide for Black travelers Overground Railroad chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the "Black travel guide to America." For years, it was dangerous for African Americans to travel in the United States. Because of segregation, Black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or even get gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, department stores, gas stations, recreational destinations, and other businesses that were safe for Black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and the stories from those who took a stand against racial segregation are recorded and celebrated. This young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor's critically acclaimed adult book Overground Railroad includes her own photographs of Green Book sites, as well as archival photographs and interviews with people who owned and used these facilities. The book also includes an author's note, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, and index"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Candacy A
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 12 and Up
Intended audience source
Amulet Books
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Candacy A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American automobile drivers
  • Automobile travel
  • African Americans
  • Segregation in transportation
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • "The New York Times notable book adapted for young adults"--Cover
  • Adapted for young adults from the book Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America. Originally published: New York : Abrams Press, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Are we there yet? -- The business of the Green Book -- Driving while Black -- The fight -- A license to leave -- All aboard -- Vacation -- Music venues -- The roots of Route 66 -- Women and the Green Book -- A change is gonna come -- Integration and the double-edged sword of progress -- Epilogue: America after the Green Book
Control code
on1259298901
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Young adult adaptation
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781419749490
Lccn
2021029053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1259298901
Label
Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America, Candacy Taylor
Publication
Note
  • Maps on endpapers
  • "The New York Times notable book adapted for young adults"--Cover
  • Adapted for young adults from the book Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America. Originally published: New York : Abrams Press, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Are we there yet? -- The business of the Green Book -- Driving while Black -- The fight -- A license to leave -- All aboard -- Vacation -- Music venues -- The roots of Route 66 -- Women and the Green Book -- A change is gonna come -- Integration and the double-edged sword of progress -- Epilogue: America after the Green Book
Control code
on1259298901
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Young adult adaptation
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781419749490
Lccn
2021029053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1259298901

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