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

By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Illustrators Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Lerner Imprint Carolrhoda ISBN


Awards and Honors <b>2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book</b><br><br> 2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Older Children<br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books<br> <i>Booklist</i> Best Picture Books of 2015<br> ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers<br> Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Younger Readers<br> 2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events<br> Children’s Literature Assembly, 2016 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts<br> Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Arts<br> William Allen White Children’s Book Awards 2017–2018 Master List, Grades 3–5

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

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2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book

“Dad says books can help you. . . . the more you read, the easier it is to figure out for yourself what is true.” On this principle, in the 1930s, Lewis Michaux opened Harlem’s National Memorial African Bookstore. Information on Lewis Henri Michaux. Author’s note. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations.
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