The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
Selina Alko, Sean Qualls
Arthur A. Levine Books
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.
Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice
African American / White
mother and father
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
Alko, Selina, "The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage" (2015). Diverse Families. 634.