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Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux

Overview
Works: 35 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 17,099 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Picture books  Biographies  Biographical fiction  Readers (Publications)  Literature  Popular works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F697.R44, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 3,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. As a deputy U.S. Marshal and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories, Bass was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because Bass always got his man, dead or alive. He achieved all this in spite of whites who didn't like the notion of a black lawman. For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than 3,000 arrests, and though he was a crack shot and a quick draw, he only killed fourteen men in the line of duty
Almost to freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll
No crystal stair : a documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told by a banker that he should sell fried chicken rather than books, since "Negroes don't read", Lewis Michaux defies the odds to build Harlem's National Memorial African Bookstore, an intellectual center and gathering place from 1939 to 1975
The book itch : freedom, truth & Harlem's greatest bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch - a book itch. how to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore. And as far as Lewis Michaux Jr. could tell, his father's bookstore was one of a kind. People from all over came to visit the store, even famous people - Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, and Langston Hughes, to name a few. In his father's bookstore people bought and read books, and they also learned from each other. People swapped and traded ideas and talked about how things could change. They came together here all because of his father's book itch. Read the story of how Lewis Michaux Sr. and his bookstore fostered new ideas and helped people stand up for what they believed in. --
Let 'er buck! : George Fletcher, the people's champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was plain as the ears on a mule that George Fletcher was born to ride. As a boy, his favorite game was riding a make-believe bronco. And as a man, he loved nothing better than a rough-and-tumble rodeo. Life wasn't always fair to George - not all white folks took kindly to having a black cowboy in their midst. Sometimes he wasn't allowed to compete. When he could participate, he didn't always get a fair shake from the judges. But George kept right on riding. in 1911, George had the chance to prove his mettle in the Saddle Bronc Championship. It was the main attention at the Pendleton Round-Up, the biggest rodeo in the Northwest. The outcome of the event was a surprise to all who were there in more ways tha one. Celebrated author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and award-winning illustrator Gordon C. James bring George Fletcher's story to young readers for the very first time. Let 'Er Buck tells George's story with a western flair that will delight kids - and adults - who love true stories, unlikely heroes, and cowboys tales. --
Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about how freedom came to the slaves in June 1865
Ready? Set. Raymond! by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories in which a little boy does everything fast, from brushing his teeth to making friends to running races
Mayfield Crossing by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the school in Mayfield Crossing is closed, the students are sent to larger schools, where the black children encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Only baseball seems a possibility for drawing people together
Dream march : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspiring biography introducing children to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the historic march on Washington in 1963
Possibles by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of her father, a twelve-year-old girl takes a summer job instead of going to camp with a friend as planned
Don't call me Grandma by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl recounts the reasons why her great-grandmother is hard to love--and why she loves her anyway
Always Gramma by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loving grandchild describes what it is like when Gramma becomes increasingly confused and forgetful, to the point that she can no longer take care of herself
Who will I be, Lord? by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl recalls the stories she has been told about the members of her family and wonders what kind of person she will become
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's( Visual )

in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson describes the necessity of her grandmother's placement in a long-term care facility, and the family dynamics that affected the decision
Beyond Mayfield by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1961 the children of Mayfield are concerned with air-raid drills and fallout shelters, but the civil rights movement becomes real when a neighbor joins the Freedom Riders
Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson relays the extraordinary story of Bass Reeves, a lawman in the Old West who escaped slavery to become one of the most successful U.S. Marshals in history
Zoolutions : a mathematical expedition with topics for grades 4 through 8 by Anne Burgunder( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the working world, basic mathematical ability and well-refined problem-solving and research skills are in great demand. But school teachers and librarians often find it difficult to interest their students in math, research, and problem solving. Zoolutions introduces a fun and interesting way for teachers to approach these topics, focusing on problem solving and research in a group environment. The book provides a number of questions about animals - including mice, tigers, polar bears, giraffes, and elephants - that require students to locate information on the animal, read and analyze this information critically, and determine the solution using math and reasoning. As a result of this process, students feel more confident in their ability to solve problems. They will develop the ability to use information and ideas, and enjoy using math! Zoolutions makes the school library a central part of school life by helping teachers and librarians integrate research skills into the curriculum and will help teachers and librarians address the need for math reform and implement the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
No crystal stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines meticulous research with a storyteller's flair to document the life and times of Lewis Michaux, a literacy pioneer of the Civil Rights era who took five books and one hundred dollars and built a bookstore. It soon became the intellectual center of Harlem, a refuge for everyone from Muhammad Ali to Malcolm X
Let'er buck! : George Fletcher, the people's champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nelson plaits her narrative with Western lingo and homespun similes... James' painterly oils swirl with energy, visible daubs creating the dusty, monumental landscape and equally monumental horses and humans... A champion indeed." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)The true tale of a cowboy's epic rodeo ride from acclaimed author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Caldecott Honoree Gordon C. James.In 1911, three men were in the final round of the famed Pendleton Round-Up. One was white, one was Indian, and one was black. When the judges declared the white man the winner, the audience was outraged. They named black cowboy George Fletcher the "people's champion" and took up a collection, ultimately giving Fletcher far more than the value of the prize that went to the official winner.Award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson tells the story of Fletcher's unlikely triumph with a western flair that will delight kids-and adults-who love true stories, unlikely heroes, and cowboy tales
Let'er buck! George Fletcher, the people's champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American George Fletcher loved horses from an early age. When he unfairly lost the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up to a white man, the outraged audience declared him "people's champion."
 
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Almost to freedomJuneteenthReady? Set. Raymond!Mayfield CrossingPossiblesWho will I be, Lord?Beyond MayfieldBad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshallZoolutions : a mathematical expedition with topics for grades 4 through 8
Alternative Names
Micheaux Nelson, Vaunda 1953-

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson American writer

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Amerikaans schrijfster

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson escriptora estatunidenca

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson escritora estadounidense

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English (111)