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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and…

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for…

by Duncan Tonatiuh

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diversity assignment
  rainablu | Aug 15, 2017 |
This book because it was an amazing representation of what segregation truly looked like.
  Gervona | Jun 6, 2017 |
This a great book as a historical reference about the Salvia Mendez’s case. It also provides a great discussion about how we’re all equal and has equal rights and no one is superior to the other and we live in one world that belongs to all humans regardless of their race or skin color.
  vovasameh | Jun 3, 2017 |
1. Separate Is Never Equal- My goodness. Talk about a heartfelt tear jerking story. In this story, Sylvia is a little girl who has colored skin. Her father is from Mexico but she was born in California. When her aunt took her cousins and siblings to enroll in school, the registar told them that the cousins could enroll but not Sylvia’s family. Because of their skin color they had to go to a different school (the Mexican school). Sylvia didn’t understand as her uncle was Mexican too but had a French decent leading to the cousins having paler skin. Sylvia’s father fought for them to attend the nearest public school while they entered the Mexican school. He never stopped trying. He even created a group of parents to petition. He finally hired a lawyer with all the money he had. This book is sure to warm your heart! ( )
  booklist520 | May 13, 2017 |
The seldom known story of the Mendez family's fight to desegregate California schools. This hispanic family won the historic ruling two years before Brown v. Board of Education but it is not widely taught in schools. This book will help spread the word of this courageous family's fight for equal education.
  jet6 | May 13, 2017 |
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"Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California"--… (more)

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