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

Written and Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

When Sylvia and her family moved from Santa Ana to Westminster in 1944, they were told that she and her siblings couldn’t attend the school closest to them. Instead, they were sent to the “school for Mexicans.” This book tells the true story of Sylvia’s fight for the right to attend her neighborhood school.

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Age Range 6 - 9 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
40
Publisher
Abrams Books
Grade Level 1st - 4th
ISBN
9781419710544
Lexile AD870
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