Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - 2.1.17

Waiting on Wednesday

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I'm waiting for...

Loving vs. Virginia:
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
Amazon | Goodreads

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.


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* originally sponsored by (Breaking the Spine) in 2016

3 comments:

  1. This looks so interesting, great pick! Hope you enjoy when you read it :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. What a unique book format and I would definitely want to read this, too. I'm not familiar with the story, but the historical context already has my interest.

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  3. This sounds poignant & powerful - and the above illustration is gorgeous <3

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