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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

By Selina Alko, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Categories: Non-fiction
Hardcover  
ISBN: 9780545478533 Pages: 40 Ages: 4-8 Dimensions: 8.86" x 10.28"
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About this book

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!

Reviews

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 review


Awards for Dizzy, written by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Qualls

Kirkus Best Book of 2006
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Booklist Editors' Choices
Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Book

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