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

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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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Grouping Author nelson vaunda micheaux
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-16 23:31:38PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-17 00:41:38AM

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subject_facet Coretta Scott King honor book -- 2016, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Michaux, Lewis H., -- 1885-1976 -- Juvenile fiction, National Memorial African Bookstore -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The book itch : freedom, truth, and Harlem's greatest bookstore
title_full The book itch : freedom, truth, and Harlem's greatest bookstore / by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
title_short The book itch :
title_sub freedom, truth, and Harlem's greatest bookstore
topic_facet Coretta Scott King honor book, History, Michaux, Lewis H