Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
10) No Crystal Stair
A documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller
"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?"
Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told him to sell fried chicken, not books, because "Negroes don't read," Lewis took five books and one hundred dollars and built a bookstore. It soon became the intellectual center...