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

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Powerful true tale of mixed-race couple's fight for justice.

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The wonderful and poignant story of the landmark supreme court case, Loving vs. Virginia, that legalized interracial marriage. The novel is written in free verse from both Richard and Mildred's perspectives throughout the years. Mildred is pregnant as a teen, before marring Richard. The second time she realizes she is pregnant she also thinks about how much troubles he is going to get into, even though "Richard's a man. He needs to do the thing. And I wanted to do it too." All together a beautiful, and extremely important story.

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