Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Lovings at BEA

Meet Richard & Mildred Loving

Did you know that in Alabama it was illegal to marry someone of another race in just 2000?

Richard & Mildred Loving were arrested for "Unlawful Cohabitation" in 1958 in Virginia. They took their case all the way to the Supreme Court... and won!, helping pave the way to legalize interracial marriage across America.

THE CASE FOR LOVING (Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic) is a picture book I wrote telling the story of The Lovings. The art was done by me & my husband, Sean Qualls. It's our first artistic collaboration–– debuting this December.

This study of Richard and Mildred Loving will be up for silent auction at BEA on Wednesday, May 28 at the Jacob Javits Center. All proceeds benefit American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFFE).

I look forward to seeing many friends and colleagues this week!

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