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Separate Is Never Equal




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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 hites 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.Praise for Separate is Never Equal"Tonatiuh (Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote) offers an illuminating account of a family hard-fought legal battle to desegregate California schools in the years before Brown v. Board of Education."--Publishers Weekly

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 hites 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.Praise for Separate is Never Equal"Tonatiuh (Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote) offers an illuminating account of a family hard-fought legal battle to desegregate California schools in the years before Brown v. Board of Education."--Publishers Weekly

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