Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.
"Strickland’s blue-, gray-, and yellow-toned illustrations have a strong retro feel and tenderly reinforce the written words...A song of love vs. a cacophony of hate—all in a beautiful model of bookmaking."
"This is an excellent starter book for those interested in learning the basics of the civil rights movement as Powell thoughtfully traces the events leading up to the Lovings’ case."
"Strickland’s energetic drawings capture many personal moments, including early years going to the movies and to dances — all relatable experiences for a YA audience. Interviews Powell conducted with family and friends of the Lovings add an impressive level of detail, and vivid depiction of the social environment is accomplished through ample primary source material — full-page period photos, quotes from civil rights leaders (and segregationists), and newspaper reports."
Ben HaithSeptember 8, 2016
“You bring light to our world”
shadriekaOctober 30, 2016
semadar meggedNovember 5, 2016
Saw your art hanging in the Society and loved it!
shadriekaNovember 5, 2016
Thank you so much! I hope you are well!!
ChelannaNovember 22, 2016
Very excited for this book! This story is very important to my family, and will be a great resource for our children!