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The Book Itch
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore | Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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Lewis's dad said he had an itch he needed to scratch?a book itch. How to scratch it? He started the National Memorial African Bookstore. It became a center of black culture and a home to activists like Malcolm X.
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kayleenschultz12
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kayleenschultz12
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The art of this book was very cool. It was burly but it was full of color. It used every inch of the space on the page.

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This was very good read. It was engaging and really enjoyed the relationship the father and son had.

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Kateri
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Loved this story. The power of knowledge and reading was celebrated by Lewis Michaux who ran a book shop celebrating Black culture and history.

BookishMarginalia Stacked! 1y
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Kenyazero
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This book takes a historical look at the National Memorial African Bookstore and what it meant to the people who frequented it. This is a delightful read that really captures the heart of activism in this space. #CivilRightsMovement #BLM #AmericanHistory #nonfiction #PictureBook #BookStore

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Thought the writing was slightly awkward in places, but liked the history of the bookstore and the art.

Read by the author here:
https://youtu.be/2JEdBADFYaw

Eggs Just read this last night as well 🙌🏻 2y
SW-T @Eggs 😊 2y
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Sharpeipup
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I‘ve always believed this and I‘m excited to use my newfound time taking an online course. Learn something new everyday.

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megnews
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I love the story of this bookstore and I love that there‘s a picture book about it.

BookishMe Title and cover are such magnets! #stacked ☺️☺️ 3y
Geenie 👍👏 progress! 3y
Hooked_on_books Great title! 3y
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crazyspine
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Love the pictures. Great book to try and instill a life long love of books in young readers while providing an interesting aspect of history that even many adults (myself included) may not already be familiar with.

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elizabethlk
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A fantastically written and beautifully illustrated look at the real life Harlem renaissance bookstore owned by the author's great uncle. Fantastic read and highly recommended.

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callielafleur
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Oh nooooo I'm away from home and I finished the only book I brought with me whatever will I doooo...

*Gets out map of all bookstores in a 10 mile radius that somehow appeared in my luggage*

(Picture taken yesterday. Today it is pouring rain and very chilly!)

ephemeralwaltz 😂😂 4y
DivineDiana Happy Shopping! 📚 4y
Tanisha_A With that view, you are definitely going to need 📚📚 4y
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Tamra Panic attack! 4y
JacqMac Ack! That gave me anxiety! 4y
Reviewsbylola Haul your ass to the bookstore ASAP!! 4y
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BlackandBookish
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I loved this book so much. It‘s a historical fiction picture book about a wonderful Harlem bookstore in the 1930s. It‘s inspirational and timely.

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brittanyg
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This is a good B book about African Americans and education. This is a story about a African American who had a book itch. He began with 5 books in a bookstore and now has tons for books. Back then African Americans didn‘t read or get much of an education. The bookstore became a monument in Harlem. It‘s a good story to share with students about never giving up on there dreams. This is an Corretta Scott King and Jane Addams Award Winning Book.

brittanyg I would use this book for an AS because it brings out a lot of history behind the author that relates to the book. http://familylocket.com/the-book-itch-researching-our-ancestors-passions/ This will have students explore there ancestors passion or itch they had that they perused. UDL 3.1 activate prior knowledge EL 5 teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concepts #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding What a wonderful idea to have students exploring their ancestors. Sounds like SS to me! I'm thinking that this is a biography. Am I right? 5y
brittanyg @DrSpalding when I looked up the genre is said nonfiction but it could be a biography maybe? Not sure. 5y
DrSpalding Knowing that biographies are non-fiction, I believe this is a biography based on your description. 5y
brittanyg @DrSpalding okay thank you that‘s what I was thinking but I wasn‘t sure. It‘s a great book! 5y
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Chelsibno
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Telling the story of a famous African American bookstore in Harlem, this #picturebook was both empowering and emotional. Written by the great-niece of the owner, it relates several aspects about the store's history and the type of people who frequented it. With incredibly quotable dialogue & gorgeous illustrations, The Book Itch is a must-read.

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Possibly one of my favorite images I've come across. 😂 This was me Saturday and Sunday. #bookworm

CoffeeBooksRepeat Love this!! 6y
Owlizabeth 💜📚👍🏼 6y
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missjenniferlowe
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What a powerful book! I am so sad the bookstore closed down. People need places dedicated to community and ideas.

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broomperson
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it wasn't easy for my 3-year-old to sit through this, but she did want to re-read it several times and now knows the word propaganda. #weneeddiversebooks

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Ellsbeth
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I really like this picture book! It's a great story that can spark a lot of discussion. Plus, it's about a historically significant book store! The picture is from inside the cover.

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michelle.the.ever.scholar
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Dad says books can help you. Not every book is true, he says, but the more you read, the easier it is to figure out for yourself what is true.

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