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Children's Literature
Young Spanish readers will certainly learn about the life and times of United Farm Workers founder, Cesar Chavez, through this book. The fluent text chronicles his life as an activist and voice for farm workers. As one would expect, his well-known march in 1966 from Delano to Sacramento, the capital of California which took 25 days and covered 300 miles is featued. Chavez's choice to use words and not violence was borrowed from the principles and practices of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. The one major omission in this account is the fact that he participated in several fasts to make his voice heard and focus on the conditions and wages that farm workers endured. Perhaps the author did not want to explain nor have children question the practice of hunger strikes. The illustrations lend themselves to the text by not encompassing or distracting readers from the pages. The last page lists important dates in his life. 2005, Lerner Publishing Group, Ages 7 to 9.
—Rosa Roberts

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
On My Own Biography Series
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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