Our Voices: Spanish and Latino Figures of American History: Sylvia Méndez: Civil Rights Activist, 1st Edition

  • Philip Wolny
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1508185336
  • ISBN-13: 9781508185338
  • DDC: 379.2
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Some civil rights figures are household names, while others struggle to get their stories told. This biography details the life and activism of Sylvia Mendez, who helped desegregate California schools in the 1940s in the landmark federal case, Mendez v. Westminster. Latino students, scholars of social justice, and anyone who is inspired by underdog stories will find this highly engaging account of change compelling and informative, including its helpful timeline and historical imagery. Students will be engaged and inspired by a story that has gotten its due as more than a mere historical footnote.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Early Life of a Civil Rights Activist.
2: Challenging Egregation.
3: Victory Over Injustice.
4: A Tireless Activist and Advocate.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.