by Duncan Tonatiuh
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.
Separate Is Never Equal
Duncan Tonatiuh is the winner of the prestigious Pura Belpre Award. Born and raised in Mexico, he attended school in the United States. He divides his time between San Miguel Allende, Mexico, and New York City.
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 5/6/2014
Age range: 6 - 9 Years
- Juvenile Nonfiction| United States/20th Century
- People & Places | United States
- Social Issues Prejudice & Racism - School & Education
- School integration -United States - Hispanic Americans
- Race relations - Education -Civil rights - Civil rights movements
- History - 20th century -Mendez, Sylvia
- Childhood and youth - History / United States - Hispanic
- Latino - Chicano - Chronological Period | 1940's
- Geographic Orientation | California