Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alvarez

Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alvarez

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Kirkus Reviews Best Book
NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book

This important yet little-known civil rights story focuses on Roberto Alvarez, a student whose 1931 court battle against racism and school segregation in Lemon Grove, California, is considered the first time an immigrant community used the courts to successfully fight injustice. A must-read for young activists, or for anyone interested in standing up for what's right.

Roberto Alvarez's world changed the day he could no longer attend Lemon Grove Grammar School in the small, rural community where he lived near San Diego, California. He and the other Mexican American students were told they had to go to a new, separate school--one where they would not hold back the other students. But Roberto and the other students and their families believed the new school's real purpose was to segregate, to separate. They didn't think that was right, or just, or legal.

Based on true events, this picture book by Sibert award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner and Pura Belpré honor award-winning illustrator Maya Gonzalez follows Roberto and the other immigrant families on their journey.

Author: Larry Dane Brimner
Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
Published: 09/14/2021
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.70w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781684371952
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021
Booklist 09/15/2021 pg. 47
School Library Journal 10/01/2021 pg. 106
Publishers Weekly 10/18/2021
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2021 pg. 126

About the Author
Larry Dane Brimner is the award-winning author of a number of civil rights and social justice titles for Calkins Creek, including Finding a Way Home: Mildred and Richard Loving and the Fight for Marriage Equality; Accused! The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment; and Blacklisted!: Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment. Visit brimner.com.

Maya Gonzalez is an artist, author and progressive educator whose work focuses on the use of art and story as powerful tools of reclamation and transformation. She has illustrated over 20 award-winning children's books, several of which she also wrote. Her book My Colors, My World won the Pura Belpré Award Honor and her most recent picture book, Call Me Tree was listed in Kirkus' Best Picture Books of 2014 that Celebrate Diversity.