Loving vs. Virginia

Coming: January 2017 (Chronicle Books)

Junior Library Guild Selection 2017
Loving vs. Virginia book cover


“fine dramatic storytelling”

Booklist 11/15/2016 Starred Review Starred Review

“A powerful and riveting account of an American couple in love when that love was ruled illegal”

— Kirkus Review 11/14/16 Starred Review Starred Review

“well-researched novel-in-verse…excellent starter book…Civil Rights Movement…”

Publishers Weekly 11/14/16

“…emotionally powerful verse novel LOVING VS. VIRGINIA is a satisfying true love story, in which equality and Constitutional rights triumph over prejudice and hate…”

— Richie’s Picks

“…can’t think of a time when we have needed a profound book like this more than we do now.”

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“…poignant and personal…”

— Reading Style Guide 11/28/16

“A challenging, poignant read about an important civil rights case.”

— Foreword Reviews 12/12/16

“…powerful story…”

— Chicago Tribune 12/30/16


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“…be reminded of what freedom means.”

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