Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
The book touches on colorism, an issue often glossed over or never even addressed in children’s books. The Mendez case led to the desegregation of California public schools and was influential when Brown v. Board of Education went before the Supreme Court. The case should be more well known and hope...
9/6/14 ** Given that Tonatiuh has won the Pura Belpre Award in 3 of the last 4 years, and given the quality of this book, I'd keep my on it when the awards are announced in January! Though I believe I was vaguely aware of the Mendez desegregation case, I was fascinated with the compelling story To...