This is a Literature Unit for the award-winning book "Separate Is Never Equal," by Duncan Tonatiuh.
The book can be ordered from Amazon at this link: http://amzn.to/1LkZ5D1
Book Description: Almost 10 years before "Brown vs. Board of Education," Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California. The author, Tonatiuh masterfully combines text and folk-inspired art to add an important piece to the mosaic of U.S. civil rights history.
This Literature Unit is made up of 13 pages, including:
*The Robert F. Sibert Honor Assignment
*Pura Belpre' Honor Assignment
*Critical Thinking Questions
*Fact and Opinion
*Compare and Contrast
The Literature Unit is in PDF form and is suitable for grade 3 to 5.