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

Title

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

Illustrator

Shadra Strickland

Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781452125909

Pages

260 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race Discrinination; Biracial; Interracial; racism; segregation; mixed race; skin color; interracial relationship

Main Character

girl and boy

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Non-fiction (Middle Grade and Young Adult)

Keywords

loving; marriage; trials; race relations; Virginia

Diversity Impact

direct

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

Share

COinS