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Featured book for 2017:
Loving vs. Virginia
A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
By Patricia Hruby Powell, Illustrated by Shadra Strickland
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. It will be available after January 31, 2017.
“Fine, dramatic storytelling in a memorable verse format.”-Booklist, starred review
“Excellent starter book for those interested in learning the basics of the civil rights movement.”-Publishers Weekly
“Presented through the alternating voices of Mildred and Richard Loving, the reader enters the lives of two people in a tight-knit community who fall in love and are forced to leave the world they have known. We grow up with them and understand their quiet strength. Patricia Hruby Powell sets the Loving’s story within the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement thereby allowing readers to gain a greater understanding of the fight for equal rights, at both the personal and societal level.” -Jennifer Kelley Reed, Teacher Librarian and blogger at Reederama
“Powerful and riveting.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Immediately relevant today. a rich opportunity for students and adults to discuss urgent and perennial questions.”-School Library Journal
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