Cesar Chavez: Fighter in the Fields

Cesar Chavez: Fighter in the Fields

by J. L. Matthews
     
 

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Profiles Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers, focusing on his advocacy for Hispanics and farm workers and his nonviolent fight for justice through strikes and demonstrations.

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Profiles Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers, focusing on his advocacy for Hispanics and farm workers and his nonviolent fight for justice through strikes and demonstrations.

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Children's Literature
Born to a migrant Mexican family in 1927, Cesar Chavez experienced first hand the hardship of long hours, low pay, and scandalous provisions for living. As a child, Cesar rose early and put in 12 to 14 hour days in the vineyards of California. Living in houses with no sanitation with windows that gave no protection from the elements, along with painful working conditions inspired this farm worker to organize other laborers. Chavez began a march that stretched 340 miles in a nonviolent protest against California grape growers. Eventually, by organizing the National Farm Workers Association and United Farm Workers he accomplished significant goals for his fellow laborers. By fasting and nonviolent protests, Chavez broke ground for other agencies to continue the battle for more humane treatment of migrant workers. A year after his death, Cesar Chavez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his untiring efforts and personal sacrifice. Thousands mourned his death and March 31 is celebrated as Cesar Chavez Day. This small volume chronicles his rise to success and the wise words he left behind. It is a part of the "High Five Reading Series." 2003, Capstone Curriculum Publishing, Ages 10 to 12.
—Janice DeLong

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736895286
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
High Five Reading - Red Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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