Cesar Chavez

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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608197132
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - March 31st, 2015

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.

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez Cover Image
By Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152014377
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 1st, 2003

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.

Cosechando Esperanza: La Historia de Cesar Chavez Cover Image
By Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator), Alma Flor Ada (Translator)
ISBN: 9780152051693
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Published: Voyager Paperbacks - August 1st, 2004

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.

Cesar: Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! Cover Image
By Carmen Bernier-Grand, David Diaz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761458333
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Published: Two Lions - April 1st, 2011

Born in 1927 in Yuma, Arizona, Cesar Chavez lived the hard-scrabble life of a migrant worker during the Depression. Although his mother wanted him to get an education, Cesar left school after eighth grade to work. He grew to be a charismatic leader and founded the National Farm Workers Association, an organization that fought for basic rights for farm workers.

Cesar Chavez: A Photographic Essay Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933693224
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - May 1st, 2010

Who was Cesar Chavez? Here, an essay and photographs restore this man to his place in American history.

Out of the Fields Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780984164301
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Published: Carlsbad Press - July 1st, 2010

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.

Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781781680667
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Published: Verso - October 9th, 2012

In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan "Yes, we can"--in the form " S , 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.

A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez (Picture Book Biographies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823423835
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Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2011

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.

Elegy on the Death of Cesar Chavez Cover Image
By Rudolfo Anaya, Gaspar Enriquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780938317517
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 1st, 2000

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.

Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone (Milestone Books) Cover Image
By Gary Soto, Lori Lohstoeter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689859229
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 1st, 2003

Viva la causa
Viva C sar Ch vez
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.

Cesar Chavez: Champion for Civil Rights (Rookie Biographies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780531226353
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Published: C. Press/F. Watts Trade - February 1st, 2016

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156005982
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Published: Mariner Books - April 1st, 1998

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 Villase or, Alfredo V a, Jr., Peter Matthiessen, Rudolfo Anaya, and others. Black-and-white photographs throughout.


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