The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

The new movie “Loving” premiere’s today in select theaters and has been getting a lot of attention including Oscar buzz. The movie tells the story of George and Mildred Loving, who fought to stay married as an interracial couple.

What many don’t know is that there is also a children’s book that tells the Lovings’ story.

Loving v. Virginia was a Supreme Court case many are still not aware of. What’s unique about Loving v. Virginia is that it had no political motivation, it was motivated by love. Two people wanted to be married, they just happened to be different races. The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage is a children’s picture book that tells their story in a way that is endearing, so much so that even the littlest one would understand.

June 12 is the 49th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, and there is no better time to introduce a child to and celebrate love, unity and tolerance – and reading The Case for Loving is a great way to do it. This book has it all: a great story, emotive illustrations and best of all, a great moral lesson. It is also a great way to introduce…

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