No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller
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Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, ©2012.
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Book
Physical Desc
188 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Oliver La Farge - Young Adult  1 available
Fiction Nelson, V
Southside - Young Adult  1 available
Fiction Nelson, V

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Language
English
ISBN
9780761361695, 0761361693, 9781541514911, 1541514912
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Level 5.5, 5 Points

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and "Index of historical characters."
Description
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.
Description
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.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,5.5.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts,High School,5.5,10.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG,5.5,5.0,149852.
Awards
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, 2013.
Awards
Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award Winner, 2012.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Nelson, V. M., & Christie, R. G. (2012). No crystal stair: a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller . Carolrhoda Lab.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux and R. Gregory Christie. 2012. No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Lab.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux and R. Gregory Christie. No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Lab, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux., and R. Gregory Christie. No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller Carolrhoda Lab, 2012.

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