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Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation / Duncan Tonatiuh

While many have heard of the landmark court case Brown v. Board of Education, few know the story of Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, who played a major role in the desegregation of public schools in California.  This picture-book-style nonfiction selection has an important, and interesting, historical story to tell.  Recommended for readers ages 6 and up.

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