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

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"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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Full title no crystal stair a documentary novel of the life and work of lewis michaux harlem bookseller
Author nelson vaunda micheaux
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subject_facet African Americans -- Books and reading -- Fiction, Biographical fiction, Bookstores -- Fiction, Bookstores -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Coretta Scott King honor book -- 2013, Electronic books, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Michaux, Lewis H., -- 1885-1976 -- Fiction
title_display No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller
title_full No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller / Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; artwork by R. Gregory Christie, No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller / Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
title_short No crystal stair :
title_sub a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller
topic_facet African Americans, Books and reading, Bookstores, Coretta Scott King honor book, Michaux, Lewis H