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Mamie Tape Fights to Go to School: Based on a True Story

This book is about Mamie Tape
Discover the inspiring true story of Mamie Tape, a young Chinese American girl whose courage reshaped educational rights in the late 19th century, in "Mamie Tape Fights to Go to School: Based on a True Story." Set against the backdrop of San Francisco in the 1880s, this poignant narrative follows 8-year-old Mamie as she confronts racial and educational barriers. When denied entry to her local school because of her heritage, Mamie, supported by her resilient family, challenges the injustice through the landmark California Supreme Court case, Tape v. Hurley. This victory marked a pivotal moment in the fight for educational equity, declaring that children of Chinese descent are entitled to a free public education. Ideal for elementary school readers, this book not only recounts a crucial historical event but also serves as a testament to the power of determination and standing up for one’s rights. Engage with Mamie’s journey and reflect on how her brave steps continue to resonate in today’s ongoing struggle for racial justice and education equity.
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers on May 7, 2024
40 pages
ISBN: 9780593644027
Best for readers in Elementary School
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