For young readers who are curious about the history of the Green Book, check out Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey with Gwen Strauss (illustrations by Floyd Cooper). Ruth is a young African-American girl traveling with her family from Chicago to Alabama by car in the early 1950’s. Along the way, they discover many hotels and gas stations that won’t serve them. With the help of the Green Book, they make a safe journey to her grandmother’s home.
A final note details the history of the Green Book.