Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book


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$19.99  $18.59
Beaming Books
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8.9 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

Keila V. Dawson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Crescent City has remained close to her heart in spite of her many travels abroad. She began her career working as a local community organizer, but she found her passion working with children as an early-childhood special-education instructor. In this, her first book, Dawson combines her love for children and her desire to keep alive the traditions of her hometown.

Alleanna Harris is a graduate of the University of the Arts Animation program. She is inspired by the beauty in everyday things, such as how sunlight looks coming through the window in the morning or how people interact at the mall in her New Jersey town. In addition to illustrating, she likes listening to her favorite music playlists, sharing her art on Instagram, researching history articles, and hanging out with friends and family.


"A compelling picture book that introduces the history of segregation and its impact in the U. S. to young readers." --School Library Journal

"This intricately illustrated and inspiring book reveals the courageous spirit of Victor Hugo Green and reminds us that within us all lies the power to change the world." --Oge Mora, author and illustrator of Thank You, Omu; Saturday; and The Oldest Student

"Opening the Road is a story of resilience in the Black American tradition of 'making a way out of no way'--that is, challenging the limits of racism through ingenuity, community, and hope." --Veronica Miller Jamison, illustrator of A Computer Called Katherine

"In Opening the Road, author Keila Dawson opens children's eyes to the dangers of segregation and the power of the human spirit to resist and find detours around injustice." --Nancy Churnin, award-winning author of Manjhi Moves a Mountain and The William Hoy Story

"This road trip into history detailing Victor Green's efforts to bypass racial discrimination when traveling is a welcome companion to the stories of Rosa Parks and Elizabeth Jennings." --Beth Anderson, author of Lizzie Demands a Seat and An Inconvenient Alphabet