Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

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Read Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation Online Free - 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.



Title : Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
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ISBN : 1419710540
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Reviews


Betsy rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2014

If I blame my childhood education for anything I suppose it would be for instilling in me the belief that the history worth learning consisted of a set of universally understood facts. One event would be more worthy of coverage than another. One person better positioned for a biography than anoth...


Mariah rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

"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 a...


Taneka rated it ★★★★★

October 23, 2015

Here I thought I knew a great deal about the Civil Rights Movement in this country. I guess I was wrong. I don't have a problem with being wrong, for this was a gem of a book that needed to be read and should be added to any lesson about segregation in the U.S. This is the story of Sylvia Mendez....


Rachel rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

Wow This book is so incredibly amazing. It discusses issues of inequality and racism in a way that both children and adults can understand and identify with. Every child of every race should read this story. Wow. Just amazing. I will definitely be reading this story to my children someday. xo, Rach...


Tasha rated it ★★★★★

April 30, 2014

Explore an early battle for desegregation of the California public schools in this picture book. In a court battle that took place seven years before Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her family fought the system. Having been placed in a Mexican school rather than a “whites only” one...


Joan rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2015

Note: This is one of SLJ Best Books of 2014! Well, I am fairly certain I just read the next Pura Belpre winner. OK, so I'm wrongbut it was a Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Awards. The text was excellent. I wasn't really a fan of the illustrations. I'm rather hoping it might win one of the big awar...


Akoss rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

Considering the unfortunate but true fact that a person can be part of a minority group and still be very intolerant toward a member or members of another group, I've made it a personal goal to learn more about others. Reading this book was part of that effort and I am so glad I did. I hope you wil...


Caitlin rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2015

This is one of my multicultural picture books. Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh is an informational picture book chronicling a Mexican-American family's decision to pursue integration in the public schools in California in 1945. S...


Kim rated it ★★★★★

January 26, 2016

Geared towards upper elementary school students (because of the subject of the book), Separate is Never Equal chronicles the Mendez's family and their fight for desegregation. Sylvia Mendez, a soon to be third grader and her family moved to Westminster, California in search of a better life after...


Samuel rated it ★★★★☆

March 14, 2016

This informational picture book tells the story of one family’s fight against segregation in California schools in the mid-1940’s. The story is told through the viewpoint of 3rd grader Sylvia, whose mother is Puerto Rican and father is Mexican American. When told that his children must attend the...





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