Related Book with Stamps

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In 2003, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring labor organizer’

Cesar Estrada Chavez (1927 – 1993)

Founder of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Chavez used nonviolent tactics like fasts, boycotts, strikes, and pilgrimages to achieve protections and rights for hundreds of thousands of farm workers.  (Issued 4/23/03 – Scott # 3781)

In 1990, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring the action of

Mendez v. Westminster

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(Issued 9/14/07 – Scott # 4201)

Latino-American Gonzalo Mendez was determined to provide a good education for is children, so e filed a case against the Westminster School District to desegregate their schools.  On April 14, 1947, the court case of Mendez v. Westminster was an early success in the fight against segregation.

 

This landmark case was the precedent for Brown v

. Board of Education, which prohibited school segregation nationwide.

In 1998 the U.S. Postal Service issued a series of stamps titled “Celebrate the Century, 1990s”  one of the stamps featured

Immigrants Arrive

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(Issued 2/3/89 – Scott # 3188i)

On April 18, 1890, the federal government assumed the responsibility and constructed the country’s first immigration station at Ellis Island. 

On November 12, 1954, Ellis Island closed, after serving as America’s busiest immigration inspection station for over 60 years.

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A Pura Belpre` Honor Book

Summary:  A biography of Cesar Chavez from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest, against California migrant workers’ miserable working conditions.

Chavez is known as one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.  He ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers.    

Kathleen Krull, author, Yuyi Morales, illustrator, Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, 2913.

 Here is a book about Chavez ~

Harvesting Hope:

The Story of Cesar Chavez

Here is a book about the landmark court ruling ~

Separate Is Never Equal:  Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

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Summary:  When the Mendez family moved to Westminster, California they discovered that the schools were segregated.  This is the story about their fight for equal schooling for their children.

This book incorporates the information from court files wit the interviews of Sylvia Mendez to tell the Mendez family’s fight for justice and equality. – adapted from the book jacket.

 

Duncan Toatiuh, author, and illustrator

Abrams Books for Young Readers, New York, 2014.

A Pura Belpre` Honor Book, A Robert R. Siebert Honor Book

Here is a book about immigrants of             today’s America  known as ~

Dreamers

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A Pura Belpré Award Winner

Summary:  This is the story of a Spanish woman who came to America with her child.  It tells of how she tried to feel at home in a new country, not knowing the language.  When she discovered the library, books became a meaningful, comforting part of her life.

At the end of the book, the author gives a list of books “That inspired me; and still do.”

Yuyi Morales, author and illustrator, Neal Porter Books, Holiday House, New York, 2018