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Loving vs. Virginia

Loving vs. Virginia

A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

By Patricia Hruby Powell, Illustrated by Shadra Strickland


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From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.

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Size: 7-1/4 x 10 in;
Pages: 260 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: January 2017
ISBN: 9781452125909
Patricia Hruby Powell's previous book, Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, won a Sibert Honor for Nonfiction, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and five starred reviews. She lives in Illinois.

Shadra Strickland is an illustrator whose work has won an Ezra Jack Keats Award, a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and an NAACP Image Award. She lives in Maryland.

Media Reviews

"Written in dramatic verse, alternating between Richard and Mildred’s perspectives, and includes photography from the era and dreamy illustrations."
Entertainment Weekly

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