The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

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Overview

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, ALA Notable Children's Book, CCBC Best Children's Book of the Year, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Kirkus Best Children's Books, NCTE Notable

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.

And as far as Lewis Michaux Jr. could tell, his father's bookstore was one of a kind. People from all over came to visit the store, even famous people—Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, and Langston Hughes, to name a few. In his father's bookstore people bought and read books, and they also learned from each other. People swapped and traded ideas and talked about how things could change. They came together here all because of his father's book itch. Read the story of how Lewis Michaux Sr. and his bookstore fostered new ideas and helped people stand up for what they believed in.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761339434
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 396,587
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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 former youth services librarian in New Mexico. Visit her online at vaundanelson.com.

R. Gregory Christie's illustrations have earned him many awards, including a Caldecott Honor, many Coretta Scott King Honors, and multiple spots on the New York Times' annual Best Illustrated Children's Books lists. He has been a guest speaker at conferences and libraries and teaches after school art programs all over the world. He lives in Georgia.
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