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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

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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.

Title:Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1452125902
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:260 pages
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  • Myrna
    Apr 08, 2017

    Loving vs. Virginia is a wonderful nonfiction novel that reads more like a narrative but written in verse with two voices. I can't believe I've never heard of this landmark case that made interracial ...

  • Sarah
    Dec 11, 2016

    Wow, what an eye-opening and moving account of the Lovings' struggle to live together as a married couple. It was especially interesting for me (and even more heartbreaking) to read because the locati...

  • Kathy MacMillan
    Nov 28, 2016

    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Accessible, relatable, and compelling, this book makes an important piece of history come alive. The description “do...

  • Katie
    Dec 29, 2016

    3.5*The story of desegregation and the civil rights movement in the US told by focusing in particular on the case of Loving vs Virgina which declared laws preventing interracial marriages unconstituti...

  • Kim. E.
    Jan 07, 2017

    "In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, se...

  • Kelly
    Aug 22, 2016

    This verse/documentary novel explores the story of Loving vs. Virginia in a way that's accessible and engaging. The blank verse is the story of Richard and Millie falling in love and having children w...

  • Beth Parmer
    Jun 23, 2016

    An incredible read for both audiences that are familiar with the Loving's case, and those that are not. Opening with Mildred and Richard as children, readers watch their love story develop and witness...

  • Sarah
    Feb 27, 2017

    What a great book for children to read alongside their parents. I especially recommend this book for parents and children who are in an interracial marriage. It tells the story of Richard and Mildred ...

  • Cover2CoverMom (Amanda)
    Mar 31, 2017

    Loving Vs. Virginia is the Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races.  In this book, we learn about Richard & Mildred Loving, the couple behind this infamous case.  Told in verse, Lov...

  • Ashley Urquhart
    Sep 17, 2016

    Loving vs. Viriginia was the hallmark case that overturned years of laws that made interracial marriage illegal. The story of Milly Jeter and Richard Loving is told in verse from alternating perspecti...