Separate is Never Equal
Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Book Blurb: Describes how the Hispanic American Mendez family challenged the segregated California school system in 1947 after their daughter Sylvia was denied entry to Westminster School due to her ethnicity. Includes an author’s note, photographs, and a glossary.
Robert F Sibert Honor Medal for outstanding nonfiction
Pura Belpre Honor Medal for an outstanding Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth
This book is a great supplement to units on:
- Civil Rights
- Martin Luther King Jr. study
- Brown vs. Board of Education
- Latino Americans
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming soon, consider this book for a read aloud experience in 3rd – 5th grade!