A Tugging String
A Novel About Growing Up During the CivilRights Era: A Novel About Growing Up During the Civil Rights Era
By David Greenberg
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525479673, 176pp.)
Publication Date: October 16, 2008
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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 thatwith Jack Greenberg’s helpwill 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.
David T. Greenberg is the author of Slugs and many other books for children. He lives in Portland, Oregon.