• We watched this in my US History class. It was perfect for the time frame of which we are learning - The civil rights movement.

    It's a great story about Mexican Americans willing to stand up for what they believe is right. At the time the movie was taken place, people of different colors than white were not treated equally. They couldn't even speak Spanish in their classes, else face punishment.

    This also really showed how some adult Mexican Americans felt about the situation. They were very uneasy about it because they were afraid for their children.

    I think this is a great movie that all should watch. Learn a bit about our history without the history books!