Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: The Case for Loving

Today's edition of Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club features The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko (and illustrated by Selina Alko and her spouse, Sean Qualls). This beautiful children's book tells the story of Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, who married in Washington, D.C. because their home state of Virginia did not allow interracial marriage.  Virginia still refused to recognize their marriage, though, and charged them with unlawful cohabitation, forcing the couple to move away.  Unhappy away from home, the Loving family took their case to the Supreme Court...and won.  The case for Loving won.

A timely tale.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Wow. What a weird country. What a weird world. I just can't even wrap my brain around a desire to legislate marriage (beyond child marriage, polygamy, obvs.). Sounds like an important book.