Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
I love the colorful illustrations as well as the story in this excellent historic picture book about the National Memorial African Bookstore. The story is told from Lewis's point of view about his father's bookstore. He tells about the famous people who visited the store and gathered there including Muhammad Ali and Malcom X. Historical and biographical information is included in this informative book for children. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book: "Me and my dad talk about important things. Things like truth and what it means to be free. 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." Just fabulous! I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it!