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Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to icon, becoming one of the great leaders of the twentieth century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino figure in U.S. history. Yet his life story has been told only in hagiography--until now.
Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.
As a boy, Cesar Chavez lived in ramshackle sheds and slaved as a field hand. Things had to change, and he thought he could help change them. So Cesar spoke up . . . and an entire country listened.
An author's note provides context for the life of the inspiring civil rights leader.
An award-winning picture-book biography in free-verse celebrating the life of the great labor leader
Who was Cesar Chavez? Here, an essay and photographs restore this man to his place in American history.
Out of the Fields: My Journey from Farmworker Boy to Pediatrician tells the inspiring and poignant story of how Ramon struggled to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor.
In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan "Yes, we can"--in the form "Si, Se Puede "--winning many labor victories, securing collective bargaining rights for farm workers, and becoming a major voice for the Latino community. Today, it is a mere shadow of its former self.
Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, he picked produce with his family. Cesar saw firsthand how unfairly workers were treated. As an adult, he organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions.
The heroic life of labor and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez greatly influenced the political and creative thinking of famed Chicano novelist Rudolfo Anaya. After Chavez' death in 1992, Anaya wrote this poem eulogizing the man and his life's work.
Viva la causa
Viva Cesar Chavez
Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans work together for better wages, for better working conditions, for better lives.
A vivid, well-documented account of the farmworkers movement (Philadelphia Inquirer) and its prime mover, Cesar Chavez. Edited by Diana Hembree with a foreword by Gary Soto and essays by Carey McWilliams, Victor Villasenor, Alfredo Vea, Jr., Peter Matthiessen, Rudolfo Anaya, and others. Black-and-white photographs throughout.