A Tugging String

A Tugging String : A Novel about Growing Up During the Civil Rights Era

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Duvy Greenberg is an ordinary twelve-year-old trying to fit in. He knows that his father, Jack, is a civil rights lawyer, but Duvy lives worlds away from Dorothy Milton, a black woman struggling to become a registered voter in Selma, Alabama. When Dorothy reaches out to Martin Luther King Jr. for help, she sets in motion a series of events that--with Jack Greenberg's help--will open Duvy's eyes to the reality of racial inequality and forever change the course of history. Blending facts, speeches, memories, and conjecture, this novel portrays the emotions and events surrounding the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 167 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Dutton Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0525479678
  • 9780525479673
  • 789,661

About David Greenberg

David T. Greenberg is the author of Slugs and many other books for children. He lives in Portland, Oregon.show more

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