A Tugging String by David Greenberg
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.

About David Greenberg

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David T. Greenberg is the author of Slugs and many other books for children. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Published October 16, 2008 by Dutton Juvenile. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A concluding note attempts to separate fact from fiction and in so doing makes readers wonder why the author didn’t simply tell his family’s story and let such works as Diane McWhorter’s A Dream of Freedom (2004) tell others.

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