Loving vs Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Recommended by:  Teri Lesesne at Boothbay Literacy Retreat

Expected publication: January 31st 2017 by Chronicle Books

Summary by Goodreads: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.


My Thoughts:

Loving vs Virginia  is a perfect mix of verse, primary documents, photos, and historical facts meshed together to tell the story of Mildred and Richard Loving as they fought their way through the courts determined to overturn a law forbidding interracial marriage. Each chapter switched between Mildred and Richard’s point of view from 1952 – 1967.  This powerful book can be used to spark discussions about past segregation laws and comparisons to situations that are still happening around our country today.


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