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A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
by Patricia Hruby Powell
illustrated by Shadra Strickland
-Historical, Poetry, YA
Just released: January 31, 2017
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Award-winning author Patricia Hruby Powell tells historic and humble love story of Mildred and Richard Loving in verse that alternates between the perspectives of the young couple, from their teenage courtship to the Supreme Court case that outlawed miscegenation laws.
This documentary novel 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.
THE movie version, Loving, introduced this story to me. I am curious to read more about this couple.
* originally sponsored by (Breaking the Spine) in 2016