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Separate is never equal : Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight for desegregation / author and illustrator, Duncan Tonatiuh.

Tonatiuh, Duncan, (author,, illustrator.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 16 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Adriana Sananes.
Summary, etc.:
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.
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Not rated.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Discrimination in education.
Discrimination in education > United States.
Hispanic Americans.

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