Loving Day!🎉 27 picture books with multiracial families

Happy Loving Day! 🎉🎉🎉 Loving Day is June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 Supreme Court decision (Richard and Mildred) Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all laws against interracial marriage in the U.S. At the time, 16 states had such laws.

In celebration, I’m sharing children’s books with multiracial families. If you want to teach your kids about Loving Day, itself, check out “The Case for Loving” by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls.

Image 1:

  1. Téo’s Tutu by Jacob Macias, Illustrated by Alea Marley
  2. La Noche Buena by Antonio Sacre, illustrated by Angela Dominguez
  3. Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg, Illustrated by Anjan Sarkar
  4. Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by Pamela Meyer, Illustrated by Deborah Melmon
  5. Saturdays are for Stella by Candy Wellins, illustrated by Charlie Eve Ryan
  6. Tiny, Perfect Things by M. H. Clark; Illustrated by Madeline Kloepper
  7. Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita
  8. Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown, Illustrated by Sara Palacios
  9. My Footprints by Bao Phi; lllustrated by Basia Tran

Image 2:

  1. Papa, Daddy, & Riley by Seamus Kirst, Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth
  2. I’m Your Peanut Butter Big Brother by Selina Alko
  3. The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  4. Gracias • Thanks by Pat Mora, Illustrated by John Parra
  5. Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessica Sima
  6. Black, White, Just Right by Marguerite W. Davol, Illustrated by Irene Trivas
  7. Jalapeño Bagels by Natasha Wing; Illustrated by Robert Casilla
  8. The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; Illustrated by Chris Raschka
  9. Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney; Illustrated by Jennie Poh

Image 3:

  1. Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari, Illustrated by Patrice Barton
  2. We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Ryan Wheatcroft
  3. Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
  4. One Family by George Shannon, illustrated by Blanca Gomez
  5. The Case for Loving by Selina Alko, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
  6. Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wahl
  7. Grandfather Counts by Andrea Cheng, Illustrated by Ange Zhang
  8. I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada, illustrated by Elivia Savadier
  9. Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrated by Jason Chin

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