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

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We all know about Jim Crow segregation in the South, but in California segregation existed as well, separating Mexicans and other Latinos from whites. Sylvia Mendez was a young girl who didn’t understand why she couldn’t attend the white school. Her family couldn’t get a satisfactory answer as to why they were being separated, so they sued, and won, ending segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board of Education would desegregate the South. Duncan Tonatiuh’s book, written after he interviewed Sylvia, tells their story and includes Tonatiuh’s unique illustrations.

— Flannery

About the Author


Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. His books have received many awards over the years. He currently lives in San Miguel with his wife and children but travels to the US often.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419710544
ISBN-10: 1419710540
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English
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Created At: 3/7/2014 08:25am
Last Updated At: 2/18/2020 07:05am