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No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller

Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; R Gregory Christie; Carolrhoda Lab.; Carolrhoda Books, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.),; Adobe Systems.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Coretta Scott King Award (Author): Honor book
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Lewis H Michaux; Lewis H Michaux; Lewis H Michaux
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; R Gregory Christie; Carolrhoda Lab.; Carolrhoda Books, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.),; Adobe Systems.
ISBN: 9780761361695 0761361693
OCLC Number: 729721212
Notes: "Typeface provided by Adobe Systems ; Manufactured in the United States of America ; Carolrhoda Lab is an imprint of Carolrhoda Books"--t.p. verso.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, 2013.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award Winner, 2012.
Description: 188 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Responsibility: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; art work by R. Gregory Christie.

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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.

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