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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh - £11.99  Abrams (2014)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9781419710544 | ISBN 10: 1419710540

A 2015 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Book and a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
 
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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