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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
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print 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)
Historical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Biographical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Lewis H Michaux; 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
ISBN: 9780761361695 0761361693
OCLC Number: 729721212
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, 2013.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award Winner, 2012.
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 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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