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

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

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

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • This is a short, easy to read book regarding the landmark civil rights case of Mildred and Richard Loving vs. the state of Virginia. Although the book is short, the subject is far from light. It pains...

  • 4.5 stars It took nine years to fight the establishment. A solid loving marriage, 3 children and a constant fight to be able to live in the state of their birth, along side family and friends. Having ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...