Lewis Michaux’s itch for books led him to found and run the National Memorial African Bookstore in Harlem for four decades beginning in the early 1930s. The store played a key role in African American history as a hub of knowledge, culture, and activism.
Michaux’s great-niece Vaunda Nelson introduces the bookstore to young readers through the eyes of the bookseller’s son, Lewis Michaux Jr.
Nelson also wrote a Coretta Scott King Award-winning book about the bookstore for middle to high school readers called No Crystal Stair.
Both books would be valuable additions to any classroom collection on U.S. history. [Description from Rethinking Schools.]
ISBN: 9780761339434 | Published by Lerner Books.