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Going places : Victor Hugo Green and his glorious book  Cover Image Book Book

Going places : Victor Hugo Green and his glorious book / written by Tonya Bolden ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

Bolden, Tonya, (author.). Velasquez, Eric, (illustrator.). HarperCollins (Firm), (publisher.). Quill Tree Books (Imprint), (publisher.).


"As a mail carrier, Victor Hugo Green traveled across New Jersey every day. But with Jim Crow laws enforcing segregation since the late 1800s, traveling as a Black person in the US could be stressful, even dangerous. So in the 1930s, Victor created a guide--The Negro Motorist Green-Book--compiling information on where to go and what places to avoid so that Black travelers could have a safe and pleasant time. While the Green Book started out small, over the years it became an expansive, invaluable resource for Black people throughout the country--all in the hopes that one day such a guide would no longer be needed"--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062967404
  • ISBN: 0062967401
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Subject: Green, Victor H. > Juvenile literature.
Letter carriers > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Legal status, laws, etc. > Juvenile literature.
Black people > Segregation > United States > Juvenile literature.
Travel > Guidebooks > Juvenile literature.
Segregation > Black people > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Union Township Branch J 921 GREEN, HUGO (Text) 35406424082277 Juvenile Non-fiction Available -

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