Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson - OPTIONAL

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.  

MS - OPTIONAL Lisa Librarian

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