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

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

Label
No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller
Title
No crystal stair
Title remainder
a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller
Statement of responsibility
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; artwork by R. Gregory Christie
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this work of historical fiction, Nelson tells the story of a man with a passion for knowledge and of a bookstore whose influence has become legendary
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
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2012.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2013.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10043613
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PZ7.N43773
LC item number
N6 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
850
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; artwork by R. Gregory Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011021251
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
188 p.
Isbn
9780761361695
Lccn
2011021251
Other physical details
ill.
Label
No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; artwork by R. Gregory Christie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011021251
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
188 p.
Isbn
9780761361695
Lccn
2011021251
Other physical details
ill.

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