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Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws and Almost to Freedom. She is a youth services librarian in New Mexico.

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Books by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told him to sell fried chicken, not books, because Negroes don't read, Lewis took five books and $100 and built a bookstore. It soon became the intellectual center of Harlem, a refuge for everyone from Muhammad Ali to Malcolm X. In NO CRYSTAL STAIR, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson document the life and times of her great uncle, an extraordinary literacy pioneer of the Civil Rights era.

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson - Children's, Culture, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

"In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch --- a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore. Read the story of how this bookstore made it possible for people to swap new ideas, to create change and to stand up for what they believed in."