Separate Is Never Equal

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Brief Description:

Almost ten 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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Unabridged.;Title from container.;Compact discs.;Read by Adriana Sananes.;Almost ten 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.;005-009.



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Duncan Tonatiuh’s first book, Dear Primo, won the 2011 Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration, and Diego Rivera won the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Award. Tonatiuh lives in Mexico.



Review Citations:
  • School Library Journal 08/01/2014 pg. 49 (EAN 9781629238562, Compact Disc) – *Starred Review
  • School Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 59 (EAN 9781629236896, DVD-Video)
  • Video Librarian 01/01/2015 pg. 70 (EAN 9781629236896, DVD-Video) – *Starred Review
  • Publishers Weekly 03/03/2014 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 05/01/2014 pg. 89 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 05/01/2014 pg. 151 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover) – *Starred Review
  • Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2014 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover) – *Starred Review
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2014 pg. 600 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2014 pg. 119 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2014 pg. 74 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • SLJ’s Best Books 12/01/2014 pg. 28 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2014 pg. 144 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 02/01/2017 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children’s Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9781419710544, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:  Sananes, Adriana
Adriana Sananes was a leading actress at New York’s Repertorio Espanol for ten years, performing works from the golden age of Spain to Lorca to contemporary theatre. Her awards while there include a Theatre Fellowship Grant from The Princess Grace Foundation, Best Actress, XIII Chamizal International Festival, El Paso, in The Trickster of Seville and ACE award for Eduardo Machado’s Revoltillo. More recently she was seen in Sophia Romma’s “Cabaret Emigre” at Theatre Row, and in Carmen Rivera’s “The Fall of Trujillo” at Teatro Círculo, winning a Best Actress award from ATI, The Independent Theatre Artists Organization. Adriana is a voice over artist and narrator and has recorded over 100 audiobooks, including the Spanish version of Pulitzer Prize winner Enrique’s Journey, for which she won an Audie, Una Palabra Tuya, (AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award), and the Spanish tracks for the Grammy nominated Brown Bear Series by Eric Carle. She narrated the documentary Children of Fate, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and nominated for an Academy Award.

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