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

By Duncan Tonatiuh

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Publisher Abrams Imprint Abrams ISBN


Awards and Honors <i>SLJ</i> Best Books 2014, Nonfiction<br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Books of 2014, Picture Books<br> Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014<br> New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014, Nonfiction<br> Winner, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015<br> 2015 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book<br> 2015 Pura Belpré Award, Honor, Illustrator<br> 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal, Honor Book<br> ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Middle Readers<br> 2015 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award<br> 2014 Cybils Awards Finalist, Nonfiction for Elementary & Middle Grades<br> 2015 Jane Addams Award Winner, Young Readers; 2015 Ameréicas Award Winner<br> Capitol Choices 2015<br> 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book<br> Pura Belpré Award, Honor, Illustrator<br> NCSS Carter G. Woodson Book Award 2015 Winner, Elementary

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

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Discrimination: Reference/Discussion

1940s: When the state of California forced U.S. citizen Sylvia Mendez to attend an inferior school because of her Mexican heritage, her parents bravely took action. Author’s note. Glossary. Bibliography. Note about the text. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs. Full-color illustrations were hand-drawn, then collaged and colored digitally.
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