Online Story Time with The Northwest African American Museum
Saturday April 23, 2022, 1:00 PM
This activity is pre-recorded and will air on NAAM’s YouTube.
Listen to guest reader Senator T’wina Nobles in this very special online Story Time with the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) on Saturday, April 23. Participants will read along with the story Ruth and The Green Book, written by playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey with poet Gwen Strauss. This beautifully illustrated story is set in the 1950s and told from a child’s viewpoint. The story teaches us about the historical importance of The Green Book and how it helped African Americans travel safely across the nation. This event takes place on the Northwest African American Museum – YouTube channel.
Can’t make it Saturday at 1 PM? Don’t worry, the recording will remain available on their YouTube channel anytime after the event!
More Green Book reading opportunities:
- Seattle Public Library’s (SPL) Downtown and Central District/Douglass-Truth branches have dedicated shelf space to Ruth and The Green Book and other Green Book-related reading. Click here for SPL’s Green Book recommended reading list!
- Tacoma Public Library has created two reading lists: The Roots of Black Travel in America, and The Green Book – Fiction.
- SPL’s Douglass-Truth branch will host a Black Heritage Society display case exhibit about The Green Book’s local and national history, March – June 2022.
- More great reads: Download the Smithsonian Institution’s related reading and resource lists.
- The Northwest African American Museum in partnership with the Black Heritage Society will give away copies of Ruth and the Green Book through outreach programs.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with Candacy Taylor and made possible through the generous support of Exxon Mobil Corporation. This exhibition has been locally supported by ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, and KNKX Public Radio. Public programming for the exhibition is supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.