Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||20 MB|
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|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Duncan Tonatiuh's first book, Dear Primo, won the 2011 Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration, and Diego Rivera won the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Award. Tonatiuh lives in Mexico.
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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The “folkloric” style artwork is rich and captivating. Though the court case was settled long ago, all kinds of children today still often face less than welcoming attitudes. It’s history, it’s culture, it’s an inspiring story.