The Story of the Chicano Movement
The Inside Guide: Movements for Equality
Reading Level: 4-5
Interest Level: 4-6
Mexicans have long been discriminated against in the United States. After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, many tried to hide their true heritage so they would be considered white and treated with dignity by the majority of Americans. However, by the 1960s, many had grown tired of hiding who they were. This volume's age-appropriate main text, enhanced by engaging sidebars and informative fact boxes, tells readers the story of Mexican-Americans' struggle for civil rights and their proud celebration of their heritage.