Vaunda Micheaux Nelson





Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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Vaunda Micheaux Nelson loves bringing books and children together and feels lucky to have two careers that foster this. The children's librarian and author says, "It was destined from the day I was born. My mother found my name in a novel she was reading."

Vaunda's first book, Always Gramma, was selected by the Children's Book Council as a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Mayfield Crossing won the Georgia Children's Book in 1995, and Beyond Mayfield received a 1999 Parents' Choice Gold Award. Almost to Freedom, her most recent title, received a Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration in 2004. In addition, Vaunda's poetry has been published in Cricket and Cicada magazines.

Vaunda has been a teacher, newspaper rep...more


Average rating: 4.01 · 1,914 ratings · 457 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
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No Crystal Stair: A Documen...
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Almost to Freedom
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Who Will I Be, Lord?
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Mayfield Crossing
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Ready? Set. Raymond!
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Juneteenth
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Always Gramma
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Beyond Mayfield
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1999
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“Everybody keeps saying be satisfied with Jesus's love, and he will give us our daily bread. I keep waiting, but we never get any bread, so I have to go out and do things for myself.”
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

“So I've got five books, a building, and a hundred bucks.
I'm starting my business tomorrow.”
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

“I believe in God, and I love my brother. But I don't want any religion that will demand I lose my individuality.”
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

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