Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Ages: 7 to 10
As far as Lewis Michaux Jr. could tell, his father's shop--the National Memorial African Bookstore--was one of a kind. People from all over came to Harlem to visit, even famous people--Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, 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.