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
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"This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized marriage between the races, and this unique novel, based on true events, brings the story to life for a new generation of young adults. As Adenrele Ojo and MacLeod Andrews give voice to Millie and Richard Loving in sparse but powerful verse, the listener is immersed in a world of prejudice and segregation, which they overcome by their love for each other. We follow their journey as they search for a way to live their lives and raise their children together. 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. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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