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

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Carolrhoda Books (R)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.4 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780761339434

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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 is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Freedom in Congo Square, as well as a five-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Illustrator Award and a three-time recipient of the New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year award. He's also a recipient of the NAACP's Image Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the American Library Association's Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for illustration. He also illustrated the 2013 Kwanzaa stamp for the United States Postal Service. He lives in Georgia. Visit Gregory's website at www.gas-art.com

Reviews

"This companion to No Crystal Stair (2012) introduces younger readers to Nelson's great uncle, Lewis Michaux Sr., owner of Harlem's National Memorial African Bookstore. . . . [T]his moving tribute should be a welcome addition to almost any collection."--starred, Booklist

-- (10/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)

"From the author's heart to America's readers: a tribute to a man who believed in and lived black pride."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (9/15/2015 12:00:00 AM)

"Studded with Michaux's aphorisms . . . the book successfully conveys the vibrancy of the bookstore and its habitués. . . . R. Gregory Christie . . . is here allowed full pages drenched with expressionistic color to convey the spirit of the place, time, and people."--The Horn Book Magazine

-- (11/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)

"Writing in the voice of Michaux's admiring son, Nelson illuminates Lewis's generosity . . . and his fervent belief in the power of words and books to change lives. . . . It's an emotive tribute to Michaux's personal and professional legacy."--Publishers Weekly

-- (9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM)

"A strong endorsement of the power of books and reading, an excellent choice for history and biography collections, and a strong choice for educators emphasizing the importance of community."--School Library Journal

-- (9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)