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Trouble in the Air
Feb. 22, 2022
Author:
Sarah Ducksworth
Category:
Digital: Non-fiction: Memoir
Description:
This book traces a decade in the life of Lizzie Ellison, a black girl growing up in the deep South. When the story opens, Lizzie is nine years old and is just learning about Mississippi Jim Crow practices that limits opportunities and freedom for black people; but she is determined to rise above the trap set by racial stereotypes and she sees the rise of a new civil rights movement promising a brighter coming day for her generation as her way out.
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SARAH DUCKSWORTH finds stories about ordinary people rising above less than ideal circumstances compelling. Throughout the 1990s and into the first decade of the 21st century, she wrote such stories about early nineteenth century activists like William Still and Ida B. Wells-Barnett for publication and for public presentations. In 1995, she wrote an essay on the role black characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom Cabin played in creating white identity. That essay, included in The Stowe Debate: Rhetorics in Uncle Tom's Cabin has been much cited by students and scholars pursuing work in the field of women's studies.
In 2012, she appeared as an Underground Railroad expert in a PBS Black History Month documentary. Her entry into the field of creative writing began in 2013, after joining a writer's group during a year-long leave of absence from Kean University. Her success in writing her first book ignited a spark and led to the completion of this current novel, Trouble in the Air.
Contact:
Diana Appleseed
The Regency Publishers
dianaappleseed@theregencypublishers.com
phone: 315 556 3079 ext. 1031
521 5th Avenue 17th Floor, New York, NY, 10175, New York, NY 10175
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