A 2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Ebook and a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
Nearly 10 years earlier than Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her folks helped finish faculty segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican background who spoke and wrote easiest English, Mendez was once denied enrollment to a “Whites best” faculty. Her folks took motion by means of organizing the Hispanic group and submitting a lawsuit in federal district courtroom. Their good fortune sooner or later introduced an finish to the technology of segregated Training in California.

Praise for Separate is By no means Equal
Tonatiuh masterfully combines textual content and people-impressed artwork so as to add the most important piece to the mosaic of U.S. civil rights historical past.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“More youthful kids will probably be outraged by means of the injustice of the Mendez circle of relatives tale however happy by means of its a hit solution. Older kids will take note the significance of the 1947 ruling that desegregated California faculties, paving the way in which for Brown v. Board of Training seven years later.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“Tonatiuh (Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote) provides an illuminating account of a circle of relatives’s exhausting-fought criminal fight to desegregate California faculties within the years earlier than Brown v. Board of Education.”
Publishers Weekly

“Pura Belpré Award–profitable Tonatiuh makes very good use of image-Ebook storytelling to deliver consideration to the 1947 California ruling towards public-faculty segregation.”

“The easy narrative is definitely matched with the illustrations in Tonatiuh’s signature taste, their -dimensional standpoint paying homage to the Mixtec codex however collaged with paper, wooden, fabric, brick, and (Photoshopped) hair to supply textural model. This tale merits to be extra widely recognized, and now, way to this Ebook, it is going to be.”
The Horn Ebook Magazine