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The Resource No crystal stair, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

No crystal stair, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Label
No crystal stair
Title
No crystal stair
Statement of responsibility
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this inspiring work of historical fiction, Nelson tells the true 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
850
Intended audience source
Lexile
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Christie, R. Gregory
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Michaux, Lewis H
  • Bookstores
  • African Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
No crystal stair, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
188 p.
Isbn
9780761361695
Isbn Type
(trade hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011021251
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)729721212
Label
No crystal stair, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
188 p.
Isbn
9780761361695
Isbn Type
(trade hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011021251
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)729721212

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