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 devotedcouple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.
Tells the story of Mildred Loving and Richard Loving, who challenge the Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.