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No Crystal Stair
Name: No Crystal Stair
Product Code: BYMN
Description:item Number: BYMN 
Product Detail:By Vaunda Michaux Nelson, Artwork by R Gregory Christie
A documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller.

Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker advised him to sell fried chicken, not books, because “negros don’t read,” Lewis took five books and $100 and built a bookstore. It soon became the intellectual center of Harlem, a refuge for everyone from Mohammad Ali to Malcolm X. Vaunda Michaeux Nelson combines meticulous research with a storyteller’s flare to document the life and times of her great uncle an extraordinary literary pioneer of the civil rights era.
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