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No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller / Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; art work by R. Gregory Christie.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake County Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake County Main Library - Lakeview.

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Summary:

Told by a banker that he should sell fried chicken rather than books, since "Negroes don't read", Lewis Michaux defies the odds to build Harlem's National Memorial African Bookstore, an intellectual center and gathering place from 1939 to 1975.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview YA NELSON (Text) 37620000795825 Young Adult Fiction Book None 02/20/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780761361695
  • ISBN: 0761361693
  • Physical Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2012]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and "Index of historical characters."
Summary, etc.:
Told by a banker that he should sell fried chicken rather than books, since "Negroes don't read", Lewis Michaux defies the odds to build Harlem's National Memorial African Bookstore, an intellectual center and gathering place from 1939 to 1975.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2013
Subject: African Americans > Juvenile fiction
Michaux, Lewis H., 1885-1976 > Juvenile fiction.
Michaux, Lewis H., 1885-1976 > Fiction.
Bookstores > New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
African Americans > Books and reading > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction

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