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    No crystal stair A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    "You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told him to sell fried chicken, not books, because "Negroes don't read," Lewis took five books and one hundred dollars and built a bookstore. It soon became the intellectual center of Harlem, a refuge for everyone from Muhammad Ali to Malcolm X. In No Crystal Stair , Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson combines meticulous research with a storyteller's flair to document the life and times of her great-uncle Lewis Michaux, an extraordinary literacy pioneer of the Civil Rights era. "My life was no crystal stair, far from it. But I'm taking my leave with some pride. It tickles me to know that those folks who said I could never sell books to black people are eating crow. I'd say my seeds grew pretty damn well. And not just the book business. It's the more important business of moving our people forward that has real meaning."

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    No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    In this work of historical fiction, Nelson tells the story of a man with a passion for knowledge and of a bookstore whose influence has become legendary.

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    Juneteenth

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Describes Juneteenth, which commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when the slaves in Texas learned that they had been liberated.

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    Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    An illustrated biography of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States marshal, based on his ability to communicate with the Native Americans in the area that was to become Oklahoma.

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    Beyond Mayfield

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    In 1961 the children of Mayfield are concerned with air-raid drills and fallout shelters, but the civil rights movement becomes real when a neighbor joins the Freedom Riders.

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    Mayfield Crossing

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    When the school in Mayfield Crossing is closed, the students are sent to larger schools, where the black children encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Only baseball seems a possibility for drawing people together.

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    Possibles

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Following the death of her father, a twelve-year-old girl takes a summer job instead of going to camp with a friend as planned.

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    Almost to freedom

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.

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    Always Gramma

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    A loving grandchild describes what it is like when Gramma becomes increasingly confused and forgetful, to the point that she can no longer take care of herself.

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    The book itch : freedom, truth, & Harlem's greatest bookstore

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Relates the story of the National Memorial African Bookstore, founded in Harlem by Louis Michaux in 1939, as seen from the perspective of Louis Michaux Jr., who met famous men like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X while helping there.

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    Ready? Set. Raymond!

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Three stories in which a little boy does everything fast, from brushing his teeth to making friends to running races.

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    Who will I be, Lord?

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    A young girl recalls the stories she has been told about the members of her family and wonders what kind of person she will become.

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