When her family moved to Westminster, California in the 1940's, Sylvia and her brother were told that they had to attend the Mexican School. The dilapidated school was next to a cow field, with no playground and teachers who seemed unmotivated. This children's book takes its readers through this family's fight to integrate schools. With the help of other families and the NAACP, the Mendez family won battles and broke the ground for battles to follow.
The story is concisely told, well translated when needed and beautifully illustrated. Even the cover tells a story that children can relate to, and I think that this is a great addition to every youngster's library.
Publisher - Abrams Books for Young Readers
Date of Publication - May 6, 2014