Loving Day was a very interesting read about Warren Duffy, a modern day character who just happened to be an unsuccessful comic book writer that is nearly broke, recently divorced, and orphaned. He is of Irish American decent from his father who has recently died. He returns to settle the estate which turns out to be a haunted mansion in a questionable neighborhood.
While at a comic book convention he meets a daughter he never knew he had who he encourages to embrace all aspects of her ethnicity, although he struggles to fully do so himself. Although he identifies with black culture his complexion looks white and he often finds himself in questionable situations because of this. Warren enrolls his daughter into a special school, the Melange Center, (a charter school for mixed race children) which Warren begins to believe is a cult. All sorts of problems arise that lead us up to the Loving Day- a celebration that recognizes the Supreme Court decision about the Mildred and Richard Loving Case.
The book was funny at times and I really liked that it takes place in the present day and coaches us to acknowledge and think about what it means to be biracial in today’s America. The author did a great job of fully developing these characters and handling this topic.