DIVerse Families
 
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Title

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Authors

Selina Alko

Illustrator

Selina Alko, Sean Qualls

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780545478533

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice

Annotation

Imagine not being able to marry the person you loved, just because they were of a race different from your own. This 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 got married in Washington D.C. When they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested for violating that state's law 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.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

multiple

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2016 Bank Street Center for Children s Literature; Booklist Book Review Stars, Dec. 1,2014 American Library Association; CSMCL Best Books,2015 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children s Literature; Kirkus Book Review Stars, November 1,2014; Cybils Awards, 2015 Nominee United States; Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award, 2015 HONOR California; Kirkus Book Award, 2015 NOMINEE United States

Keywords

Interacial, slavery

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

picturebook

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

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