Separados no somos iguales
Separate is Never Equal
Written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
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 district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
"A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children is told with lively text and expressive art. . . . Tonatiuh masterfully combines text and folk-inspired art to add an important piece to the mosaic of U.S. civil rights history." —Kirkus Reviews (review of the English edition)
9786077744849, © 2017
1st grade–4th grade, Ages 6–9