Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spotlight: Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Loving vs. Virginia
By: Patricia Hruby Powell
Illustrated: Shadra Strickland

Out today

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.

This book includes photographs and artifacts from the tumultuous time, and  as illustrations by Shadra Strickland that depict events before the couple found themselves in the spotlight.

Author Links:
Patricia Hruby Powell
Shadra Strickland

Purchase Loving vs. Virginia here:
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