Loving Vs. Virginia Book Cover

See Other Books Like This:

This book is for age/grade:

Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10

This book's genre:

Historical

This book is about:

Features People of Color, Racism

Use Find a Book to find similar books, using filters such as age & topic.

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

Written by:

Patricia Hruby Powell

Illustrated By:

Shadra Strickland

Published:

January 31, 2017

Publisher:

Chronicle Books

 Seeing stars?  Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books.  More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding. 

Starred Reviews:

Star Image Booklist

Star Image Kirkus

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

The following links are to reviews of this book on review journal websites.

Kirkus

Booklist  (Booklist provides free access to some, but not all reviews.  A subscription is required for complete access.)

Add new comment