The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Selina Alko
Illustrator(s):
Sean Qualls
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN:
978-0545478533
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

This is the story of one brave family: Mildred and Richard Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love and got married in Washington, D.C. But when they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested for violating that state's 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!

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