Imagen del editor

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books)

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux

1.349 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0761361693 / ISBN 13: 9780761361695
Editorial: Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Jack Skylark's Books (West Covina, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 21 de mayo de 2015

Cantidad: 1
Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 31,49 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 4,25 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

Book and BroDart protected jacket are without faults. Gift quality, with the author's fine signature on the title page. Rear cover jacket blurbs by Poet Nikki Giovanni, and Ilyasah Shabazz, (Daughter of Malcom X). First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. N° de ref. de la librería PC 30-6

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the...

Editorial: Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Artwork by R. Gregory Christie

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

A documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller

'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.'

About the Author:

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of many books for young readers, including Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2010, and Almost to Freedom, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor for Colin Bootman's illustrations in 2007. Vaunda is a youth services librarian at the public library in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where she lives with her husband.

To write No Crystal Stair, Vaunda spent years researching Lewis Michaux's life. She conducted interviews, sifted through library collections, examined family archives, and interviewed those who knew Michaux. In the end though, the man's full story (and even his date of birth) remained elusive. Only the tools of fiction could make a complete portrait.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Antiquarian and general interest books and ephemera.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the AbeBooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days. This does not affect your statutory consumer rights includ...

Más información
Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue