Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Participating bloggers highlight an upcoming release that they can’t wait to read.
For this week, I choose:
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell & illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Anticipated Release Date: January 31, 2017
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 devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.
I’ve never really read a book written in verse, but I’ve just heard so much goodness about this one, I’m willing to give it a try. The subject matter is also high in interest for me, especially given the current dismal state of affairs in the US. Also, I just read a pretty decent review by Brandon @ Reading and Gaming for Justice that made me even more eager to read this. You can check out his review here. You can also check the book out on Amazon and Goodreads.
Are you going to read this when it’s released? What’s your Waiting for Wednesday pick? Let me know below!