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

Category: Book
By (author): Alko, Selina
Illustrated By: Qualls, Sean
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Kirkus Best Books of the Year, Picture Books (2015) Commended
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published: January 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 10.27in x 8.75in x 0.34in
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From The Publisher*I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about. -- Mildred Loving, June 12, 2007

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.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!
Review Quote*Praise for Dizzy, written by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Qualls"Qualls's acrylic, collage, and pencil illustrations swing across the large pages with unique, jazzy rhythms, varying type sizes and colors, and playful perspectives, perfectly complementing the text." -- School Library Journal, starred review"Qualls's acrylic-and-collage images employ a muted palette of pinks and blues and beiges, and compositions vary from scenes of daily life to poster-like montages, effectively establishing Gillespie as larger than life." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"....Qualls is able to translate the story (and the music) into shapes and colors that undulate and stream across the pages with a beat and bounce of their own." -- Booklist starred reviewAwards for Dizzy, written by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean QuallsKirkus Best Book of 2006School Library Journal Best Book of the YearBooklist Editors' ChoicesHorn Book Magazine Fanfare Book
Biographical Note

SELINA ALKO is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed books for children, including Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama and B Is for Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, illustrator Sean Qualls, and their two children.

SEAN QUALLS has illustrated many celebrated books for children, including Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, Little Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni Morrison and her son Slade, Dizzy by Jonah Winter, and Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which Sean received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Selina Alko.