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Separate is never equal : Sylvia Mendez & her family's fight for desegregation

Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Biographies
Illustrated works
Curriculum resource
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Sylvia Mendez; Sylvia Mendez; Sylvia Mendez; Sylvia Mendez
Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419710544 1419710540 9780605847804 0605847800
OCLC Number: 861335171
Awards: Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor, 2015 ; Robert F. Sibert Honor, 2015 ; Orbis Pictus Honor, 2015
Target Audience: Grades 1-4.
Description: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Duncan Tonatiuh.

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The only picture book to tell the inspiring tale of Sylvia Mendez, who helped end school segregation in California, prior to Brown vs. the Board of Education.  Read more...

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