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

Written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R Gregory Christie
Published by Carolrhoda Books
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
$17.99
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Target Age
32
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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.

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R Gregory Christie

R. Gregory Christie has illustrated over forty books and is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP’s Image Award in Illustration. His books include Bad News for Outlaws and Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He lives in Georgia.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0761339434
ISBN 13:
9780761339434
Publication Date:
November 1, 2015