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Patricia Hruby Powell

Biography

Patricia Hruby Powell

Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a writer of children’s books. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Patricia Hruby Powell

Books by Patricia Hruby Powell

by Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland - Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.

written by Patricia Hruby Powell with illustrations by Christian Robinson - Children's

An extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.