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I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.” ~ Mildred Loving, 2007
For most children today it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967 they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love and were married in Washington, D.C. When they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested for violating Virginia laws against interracial marriage. The Lovings refused to allow their children to get the message that their parents' love was wrong, and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court—and won!

AWARDS & HONORS
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books
  • Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
  • Booklist Lasting Connections, 2015
  • Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Younger Readers
  • 100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books
  • 2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Elementary / Middle Grade Nonfiction
  • Best Multicultural Books of 2015
  • ILA Children’s Choices, 2016 Reading List
  • Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, History

Written Selina Alko. Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko.
 
40 pages, hardcover, ISBN 978-0545478533, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015.

40 pages
hardcover
ISBN 978-0545478533
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015.

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