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Author: Patricia Hruby Powell Narrator: Adenrele Ojo, MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781520052656
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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. It is the story of a devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A story that is personal, not just political.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A compelling, heartbreaking but ultimately triumphant tale.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Fine, dramatic storytelling in a memorable verse format.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[An] excellent starter book for those interested in learning the basics of the civil-rights movement.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As Adenrele Ojo and MacLeod Andrews give voice to Millie and Richard Loving in sparse but powerful verse, the listener is immersed in a world of prejudice and segregation, which they overcome by their love for each other…Both narrators inhabit their characters with empathy and grit. Listeners hear the love Millie and Richard maintain for each other in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, join in their frustration at the slow pace of justice, and rejoice at their final triumph.”


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About the Author

Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a writer of children’s books.

About the Narrators

Adenrele Ojo is an actress, dancer, and audiobook narrator, winner of over a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. She made her on-screen debut in My Little Girl, starring Jennifer Lopez, and has since starred in several other films. She has also performed extensively with the Philadelphia Dance Company. As the daughter of John E. Allen, Jr., founder and artistic director of Freedom Theatre, the oldest African American theater in Pennsylvania, is no stranger to the stage. In 2010 she performed in the Fountain Theatre’s production of The Ballad of Emmett Till, which won the 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Ensemble. Other plays include August Wilson’s Jitney and Freedom Theatre’s own Black Nativity, where she played Mary.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.