The Book Itch

The Book Itch

Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781467746182
9781467790475
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Happy_Endings
Apr 04, 2020

This book should appeal to readers of every age. Different ages will take away different meanings, impressions of the time, place and people so lovingly portrayed in word and picture. I especially enjoyed the quotes on the end papers!

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Feb 21, 2018

This is great book about a great man and great bookstore! Suitable for all ages!

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Jan 13, 2019

cindylund thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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