No Crystal Stair

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No Crystal Stair

A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)

Carolrhoda Books, Hardcover, 9780761361695, 188pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2012

Description
Coretta Scott King award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelsons great uncle was Lewis Micheaux, owner of the famous National Memorial African Bookstore. Located in the heart of Harlem, New York, from 1939 to 1975, Micheauxs bookstore became the epicenter of black literary life and a rallying point for the Black Nationalist movement. Some of its famous and most loyal patrons include Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Langston Hughes, and W.E.B. DuBois. 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.


About the Author
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, originally from a small Pennsylvania town, now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband.



R. Gregory Christie is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Please visit his website to learn more: www.gas-art.com.