I previously wrote about No Crystal Stair, the stellar documentary novel of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller and fixture of the civil rights struggle, in a prepublication preview.
Since it was published in January, it's gotten starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and the Horn Book. AND in June it won the 2012 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction.
Now check out the great book trailer that Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner has put together.
"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?"
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Carolrhoda LAB / Lerner | 9780761361695 | $17.95 | Jan 2012