Loving vs. Virginia

A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

The story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse.

By Patricia Hruby Powell Read by Adenrele Ojo and MacLeod Andrews African American / History - United States / Social Issues / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 2h 50m Sell Sheet
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1 MP3 CDs January 31, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520052663 Add to Cart
3 Audio CDs January 31, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520052625 Add to Cart
							[Starred Review] "Powerful and riveting." - Kirkus

Two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law. But their determination would change it.

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.

2018 Audie Winner; Junior Library Guild Selection; Winter Kids' Indie Next List Pick; Amazon YA Best Books of the Month - February 2017 - Awards

"Ojo voices Millie with a shy and soft southern voice that's appealing as well as resolute..." - Booklist

"Both narrators inhabit their characters with empathy and grit. Listeners hear the love Millie and Richard maintain for each other in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, join in their frustration at the slow pace of justice, and rejoice at their final triumph." - AudioFile

"Ojo and Andrews are such wonderful actors that listeners quickly come to care personally about the two protagonists in the audio edition of Powell's historical YA novel..." - Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. “Accessible and engaging, this intimate account situates the Lovings in the broader sweep of civil rights history and personalizes the struggle against racial discrimination. Timely and timeless.” - School Library Journal

"Interviews Powell conducted with family and friends of the Lovings add an impressive level of detail, and vivid depiction of the social environment is accomplished through ample primary source material..." - The Horn Book

"The heartfelt novel describes the sadness, fear and prejudice that invaded their lives..." - Book Page

"A challenging, poignant read about an important civil rights case." - Foreward Reviews

"...powerful story..." - Chicago Tribune

"A powerful and riveting account of an American couple in love when that love was ruled illegal." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review