Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. PICTUREBOOK. Lerner Publishing Group, 2015. $17.99. Content: G.
Lewis’ Dad owns a bookstore in Harlem: The National Memorial African Bookstore. Many historical figures (like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X) visit and make speeches there.
This historical fiction picture book is for a bit older reader - the content is fine, but the subject matter and the illustrations are more appealing for middle school, rather than elementary readers. Includes a biography of Lewis Henri Michaux, author’s note, and bibliography.
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