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This book is about a year in the life of a Mexican American boy from "El Barrio" in the Mission District of San Francisco. The book portrays a vibrant culture of diversity, history and celebration.
- Nonfiction, History, US History
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2000 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780152010492
Tonatiuh draws upon traditional Mixtec codex art to tell the story of 11-year-old Sylvia Mendes, who helped end school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board of Education.