Sunday, June 5, 2016
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls
This is a beautiful book. I love the illustrations that accompany the story of an interracial couple who got married in 1958 when interracial marriage was still illegal in several states. Although they went to Washington D.C. and got married, where it was legal, they lived in Virginia, where interracial marriage was illegal. Due to this, they were forced to leave their home and move to Washington D.C. Eventually, in 1966, they took their case to the Supreme Court where, in 1967, the court ruled in their favor. The story is well told and is a wonderful book on the topic for children. I think it is a must-have for all libraries.