|Sylvia Mendez : education equality activist (Barrier-breaker bios)|
Author: Klein, J. M.
When she was only eight years old, Sylvia Mendez was part of a legal battle that ended segregation for Hispanic students in California and set the stage for the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision to end school segregation nationwide. Mendez continues her legacy of fighting for students today.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 507288
School Library Journal (04/01/20)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2020 Gr 1–4—A mix of familiar and less familiar names rounds out this series profiling individuals who are chosen for being leaders in their fields and breaking boundaries along the way. Cesar Chavez, Sylvia Mendez, and even Misty Copeland to some extent, have all been written about over the years. More recently, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Claudette Colvin have become more widely recognized; these titles are welcome additions to the canon. Visually appealing layouts are coupled with engaging text that is broken up into accessible chunks of information covering career highlights and explanations for their inclusion in the "Barrier-Breaker" series. VERDICT These are good choices for elementary collections looking to update their offerings of introductory biographies. - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.