In the Trunk of Grandma’s Car by Donna J. Stoltzfus


The Story Of Edna Ruth Byler & Ten Thousand Villages

By Donna J. Stoltzfus    illustrations by John Sumereau


Edna Ruth was nervous.  How could she help the women she met in Puerto Rico?  The women had hungry families and no paying jobs.  She hoped she could sell their hand-stitched embroidery in the United States.  Edna Ruth bought many pieces of embroidery, put them in the trunk of her car and began an amazing adventure.


This book tells the amazing story of the the beginnings of Ten Thousand Villages, a Fair Trade company which sells handmade crafts from artisans around the world.

428 North Main Street

Bloomington, IL 61701


Tel: (309) 827-0121

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