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

Title
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.
Author
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.
Publication
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, c2012.

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Description
188 p. : ill.; 26 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Coretta Scott King Award (Author): Honor book – 2013.
  • Dust jackets (Bindings) – 2012.
Note
  • "Typeface provided by Adobe Systems ; Manufactured in the United States of America ; Carolrhoda Lab is an imprint of Carolrhoda Books"--t.p. verso.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and "Index of historical characters."
Call Number
Sc F 12-12
ISBN
  • 9780761387275
  • 9780761361695 (trade hard cover : alk. paper)
  • 0761361693 (trade hard cover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2011021251
OCLC
729721212
Author
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.
Title
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.
Imprint
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, c2012.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and "Index of historical characters."
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.
Added Author
Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- ill.
Carolrhoda Lab., publisher.
Carolrhoda Books, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.), publisher.
Adobe Systems, typographer.
Research Call Number
Sc F 12-12
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