A Tugging String

A Novel About Growing Up During the Civil Rights Era

By Greenberg, David F.

Publishers Summary:
A fictionalized account of the author's years growing up in Great Neck, New York, during the turbulent civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s, when African Americans were struggling to attain equality, with his father, who was a lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Includes commentary from the author's father, Jack Greenberg.

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ISBN
978-0-52547-967-3
Publisher
New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2008.


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2008

Gr 5-8 A fascinating look at the Civil Rights Movement, specifically the campaign to gain the vote for blacks in Selma, AL. The author, son of Jack Greenberg, a civil rights lawyer and director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund during the 1960s, provides a unique perspective on this time, wrapping actual events within a fictional story line. It centers around David's boyhood in Great Neck, NY, as he grows in understanding of the often-dangerous wo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

In this fictionalized account, white New Yorker Duvy (the book's author as a boy) tells about his father's frequent trips to the S...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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