Patricia Hruby Powell at Ballou and Anacostia High Schools

Visiting author Patricia Hruby Powell shared her documentary novel in verse Loving vs. Virginia with three student groups over the course of a day recently as part of her nationwide tour for the title.  In events at both Ballou High School and Anacostia High School, Patricia emphasized the research behind her poems as well as the historical context of the couple whose experience the story brings to life.  Incredulous students were shocked to learn the events of the book were real, not to mention how recently the Lovings’ legal struggle had transpired.