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Without Separation

By Larry Dane Brimner

Spanish available? Yes, Monstruo y el Amor

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Summary: 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.