Chronicle Books

February 2017

$45.00 AU

260p hc

ISBN: 978-1452125909

Loving vs. Virginia: a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case

Patricia Hruby Powell

artwork by Shadra Strickland

from the book...

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 legalised marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.

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