Author and Illustrators Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, collaborated on their first picture book together. It’s called The Case for Loving and introduces children the landmark case in 1967 that ruled that banning interracial marriage was unconstitutional. Can you believe it’s been less than 50 years since people of different races and ethnicities had the right to marry in the United States?
Selina and Sean share their processes and the joys and challenges of being married and working together. They also share some of their favorite books as a child as well as some they are reading now with their children.
Sean illustrated another book that was just released called Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah about a boy with a deformed leg in Ghana who became an inspiration to people with disabilities everywhere.
Learn more about Selina Alko at www.selinaalko.com or Selina Alko Books on Facebook. For more on Sean Qualls, see www.seanqualls.com or Sean Qualls [artist] on Facebook.
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