January 2, 2017

Loving

Loving vs. Virginia
by Patricia Hruby Powell 
publisher Chronicle Books
to be published January 2017
source:  NetGalley

reflections:  I was a pre-teen and teenager during the Civil Rights Era.  There were fights about segregation.   Last week a friend and I went to see the movie Loving.   I picked up a postcard (see picture) on our way out of the theater.

Loving vs. Virginia is a novel in verse.  Chapters alternate between Mildred and Richard Loving.  The state of Virginia declares their marriage to be illegal.   This is the story of their fight to be able to live in Virginia near their families.   Photos and documents from the era are included in the book.

My perspective:  It was wonderful to read the book and see the movie during the same week.   There were differences between the two.  Both are highly recommended.