Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

Duncan Tonatiuh (Author & Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

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.

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.

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SKU M9827
ISBN 9781419710544
Language English
Lexile ® Measure AD870L
Page Count 40
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Primary Contributor Duncan Tonatiuh
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher ABRAMS