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Patricia Hruby Powell

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Patricia Hruby Powell is the author of Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Chronicle 2014), illustrated by Christian Robinson, (Sibert, CSK, Boston Globe Horn Book, Ragazzi International Honoree; Parent's Choice Gold, etc.) and Loving vs. Virginia (Chronicle 2017) illustrated by Shadra Strickland; Struttin' With Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz (Charlesbridge 2018) winner of SMA Nonfiction for Youth. Forthcoming is: Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker (Simon & Schuster 2020); untitled Woman's Suffrage Project (Chronicle 2021) ...more

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Patricia Hruby Powell Well, a documentary novel is creative nonfiction. The book, Loving vs. Virginia, is an information book, but I told it in the voices of the protagonis…moreWell, a documentary novel is creative nonfiction. The book, Loving vs. Virginia, is an information book, but I told it in the voices of the protagonists, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving--that's fiction. Although I did weave in some of the words they said in the sixties when they were interviewed by film maker Hope Ryden, for newscasts concerning their court case. Truman Capote did it with In Cold Blood, which is sometimes called a nonfiction novel. Certainly others are doing research like this--that is interviewing the "players" in the story. In the case of Mildred and Richard, I could not interview them, since they're deceased. But I spoke with Mildred's brothers Otha and Lewis and the Lovings' friends who still live in the neighborhood.(less)
Patricia Hruby Powell I walk, roller blade, or play/dance at the pool. I don't actually swim, but I do developés and run and, uh, dance in the water. I do my best thinking …moreI walk, roller blade, or play/dance at the pool. I don't actually swim, but I do developés and run and, uh, dance in the water. I do my best thinking while moving.(less)
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“Well, I guess that;s a good move,
you asking everyone
'cause I might not've come
if it were just you and me."
He takes his eyes off the road
right
when I take a look at him
and he's got
this big smirky smile
on his face.
I laugh and say,
"Maybe you had better watch the road.”
Patricia Hruby Powell, Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

“Sometimes we don't hold hands
just so people don't stare.
But sometimes-
SOMETIMES-
you just have to hold on.”
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