1940s: When the state of California forced U.S. citizen Sylvia Mendez to attend an inferior school because of her Mexican heritage, her parents bravely took action. Author’s note. Glossary. Bibliography. Note about the text. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs. Full-color illustrations were hand-drawn, then collaged and colored digitally.
ISBN: 9781419710544 Format: Print Book Edition: Reinforced trade edition Publisher: Abrams Page Count: 40 Trim Size: 9" x 11" Dewey Classification: 379.2/63 Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.1, Points: 0.5 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.6, Points: 2 Lexile: Level: AD870L Awards & Honors: SLJ Best Books 2014, Nonfiction
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Picture Books
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014
New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014, Nonfiction
Winner, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015
2015 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
2015 Pura Belpré Award, Honor, Illustrator
2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal, Honor Book
ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Middle Readers
2015 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
2014 Cybils Awards Finalist, Nonfiction for Elementary & Middle Grades
2015 Jane Addams Award Winner, Young Readers; 2015 Ameréicas Award Winner
Capitol Choices 2015
2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book
Pura Belpré Award, Honor, Illustrator
NCSS Carter G. Woodson Book Award 2015 Winner, Elementary
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