Reading Without Walls

Challenge #1 - Loving vs. Virginia: a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case

I decided to tackle the Reading Without Walls challenge in no particular order. The first book I read was in a format I don't normally read for fun - novels in verse.

Although there are some poems that I really enjoy, I'm not a huge fan of poetry in general, and novels in verse are like an extension of that for me.

I came to Loving vs. Virginia: a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case by Patricia Hruby Powell with a bit of background having recently watched the 2016 historical drama film, Loving . The movie was much more focused on Richard and Mildred Loving's adult lives and their groundbreaking Supreme Court case. While this was also explored throughout the documentary novel, there was more development of Richard and Mildred initial meeting and falling in love as young adults. This gave me a sense of familiarity with them and humanized their experience in a much more immediate way than the movie was able to.

As for the verse format? I'm still not convinced that it's the format for me. The plus side was that it was a quick read!

I think this is also the first documentary novel that I have ever read.

Challenge #1 completed! On to #2...

-Izabel


Created by Izabel Gronski on Aug 29th, 2017 @ 6:23 PM.
Updated on Aug 30th, 2017 @ 11:46 AM.