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No crystal stair

African-Americans in the City of Angels

by Lynell George

  • 58 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Los Angeles (Calif.),
  • California,
  • Los Angeles
    • Subjects:
    • African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions.,
    • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLynell George.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF869.L89 N328 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 243 p. :
      Number of Pages243
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1434423M
      ISBN 100385474113
      LC Control Number93046285

      No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie. Lewis Michaux’s National Memorial African Bookstore in Harlem was a cultural. No Crystal Stair is a YA non-fiction documentary in novel format about the life and career of Lewis Michaux, the black book-selling hero of Harlem in the s. One of too-many children, Lewis grew up to be street savvy and conniving in the name of money and racial justice.

        No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is a mixture of fact and fact-based fiction, of real voices and imagined ones, that help bring Lewis Michaux and his eccentric but extraordinary mission into three dimensions. He defied predictions from society, as well as his own family, about his guaranteed failure, and went on to become one of the. No Crystal Stair (MIRA) by Rutland, Eva and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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She is a youth services librarian in New Mexico. Gregory Christie's illustrations have earned him many awards, /5(18). No Crystal Stair was the second book read by [email protected] -- an online African American book club.

All of the characters in No Crystal Stair were well-developed, quite believeable people. Even Julia Belle, the mother of the main character, who would have been considered a snob by most, was very believeable and really was "down for /5(13).

By Langston Hughes. Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor— But all the time. I’se been a-climbin’ on, And reachin’ landin’s, And turnin’ corners, And sometimes goin’ in the dark.

Where there ain’t been no light. No Crystal Stair takes place in the years between the 's and the 's. it is about an uppper class black family living a high class life in segregated Atlanta, Georgia.

In the spring of ,Dr. Dan Trent proposes to the main character, Ann Elizabeth.4/5. No Crystal Stair was one of the selected novels in the edition of Canada Reads, where it was defended by Olympic fencer Sherraine MacKay.

The book received reviews from publications including Herizons, School Library Journal, Quill & Quire, and New York Amsterdam News.

No Crystal Stair $ CODE: Book Details; Contents; CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD WINNER. – GENDER. In this collection of essays, prayers, and meditations, Diana Hayes lays the foundation for womanist spirituality in the lived faith and struggles of African American women. This spirituality, as she observes, “flows from.

No Crystal Stair is an absorbing novel that explores an increasingly difficult contemporary reality: functioning as though White while surviving as Willow, a proud young widow, must work at two jobs to ensure that her three girls develop lifestyles not hindered by class and colour.

The bittersweet experience of Marion's elegant American expatriate neighbour, Torrie Delacourt /5(3). This book really is not a Crystal Stair This book had great appeal initially, but developed into a trite and predictable story.

The abridged version was choppy, particularly at the end when you realize that the daughter goes from elementary school to Stanford in 1 chapter. I would not recommend this one. No Crystal Stair was a contender for Canada Readswhen it was defended by Sherraine MacKay.

From the book Marion Willow had less than thirty-five minutes to get to the Westmount Y on. No Crystal Stair A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller (Book): Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux: In this work of historical fiction, Nelson tells the story of a man with a passion for knowledge and of a bookstore whose influence has become legendary.

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws, and Almost to Freedom. She is a former youth services librarian in New Mexico.

Visit her online Book Reviews. No Crystal Stair. by Mairuth Sarsfield. Set in Montreal during the unsettled years of the Second World War, Sarsfield’s first novel depicts a community largely invisible to white society beyond the roles it has assigned them as maids, musicians, Pullman porters.

The estimated “three hundred families of colour” are drawn from. Hayes organized her latest book, No Crystal Stair, to provide a compilation of previously printed or presented essays that coalesce meditative witness and connect varied threads of contemplative sources as a roadmap for readers’ personalized discernment.

The author’s overarching aim is to inspire a commitment in readers to awaken those. NO CRYSTAL STAIR Diana L. Hayes (Orbis Books, ) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Diana Hayes' new book is a compilation of essays, prayers, and reflections written throughout her long career as one of the church's most preeminent black female theologians.

No Crystal Stair is an absorbing novel that explores an increasingly difficult contemporary reality: functioning as though White while surviving as Willow, a proud young widow, must work at two jobs to ensure that her three girls develop lifestyles not hindered by class and colour.3/5(2).

No Crystal Stair is an absorbing novel that explores an increasingly difficult contemporary reality: functioning as though White while surviving as Willow, a proud young widow, must work at two jobs to ensure that her three girls develop lifestyles not hindered by class and colour/5(2).

2 Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. 3 It’s had tacks in it, 4 And splinters, 5 And boards torn up, 6 And places with no carpet on the floor— 7 Bare. 8 But all the time.

9 I’se been a-climbin’ on, 10 And reachin’ landin’s, 11 And turnin’ corners, 12 And sometimes goin’ in the dark. 13 Where there ain’t been no light. the crystal stair Download the crystal stair or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the crystal stair book now.

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Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws, and Almost to is a former youth services librarian in New Mexico. Visit her online R. Gregory Christie's illustrations have earned him many awards, including a Caldecott Honor, many Coretta Scott King /5(3).No Crystal Stair is a hybrid of historical fiction as there are primary source materials throughout the book that support and further the plot of this book.

Readers have the opportunity to do primary source analysis almost at the turn of every page. Whether you're a book-lover, a history-lover, or simply a lover of colorful characters, you're sure to be drawn in by the subject of this 60second Book Review--a .