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Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland

March 16, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The author and illustrator talk about their book “Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case” in this special joint appearance. The novel in verse explores the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple whose marriage led to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Virginia’s law that forbid interracial marriage.

Powell’s book, “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” won a Sibert Honor for Nonfiction, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and five starred reviews. She lives in Illinois. Strickland is an illustrator whose work has won an Ezra Jack Keats Award, a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent and an NAACP Image Award. She lives in Maryland.

Sponsored by the Princeton Kids Events Coalition, a partnership of Princeton Public Library, jaZams Toys & Books, Labyrinth Books and Princeton Public Schools, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton and with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


March 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Arts Council of Princeton
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