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Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Written by Selina Alko & illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
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For most children these days 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.<br></br><br></br>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. But when they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested (in dramatic fashion) 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!<br></br>

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Selina Alko

Selina Alko grew up in Canada and has been a painter since she was a child. She loves mixing materials together to create artwork for her award-winning children’s books. Besides working in her studio, Selina likes to travel, be involved in her community, and spend time with her children. Selina makes her home in Brooklyn, NY, with her family and their two parakeets, Sunny and Snowy.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780545478533
Publication Date:
January 27, 2015
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014005329
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0545478537
Lexile® Level:
720L

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