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

ISBN: 1419710540

ISBN13: 9781419710544

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

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A 2015 Pura Belpr 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...

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