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Cosechando esperanza: La historia de Cesar Chavez
     

Cosechando esperanza: La historia de Cesar Chavez

by Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator), Alma Flor Ada (Translator), F. Isabel Campoy (Translator)
 

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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.

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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.

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Praise for the original English edition:
[star]"The visual statement is as powerful as the story."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

[star]"A fine addition to any collection."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"Excellent."--The Horn Book

Children's Literature
This is a translation of the original book, Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. The story begins near Cesar's grandfather's ranch in Arizona where Cesar is surrounded by a sprawling and loving family replete with good food, holiday celebrations and folk stories. Although his home life was happy, Cesar was afraid of school. On the first day, Cesar sat next to his sister but he was moved by the teacher. He ran home and didn't return for three days. His mother gave him advice that would later become the bedrock of his work as an activist. She insisted that to resolve conflict one must use his head and his words. The author follows the Chavez family through the Depression and into the hard life as migrant farm laborers. Reflecting on the discrimination and disenfranchisement that plagued his family and fellow Mexican-Americans, Cesar decides to work for change. When Cesar leads the first meeting of the National Farm Workers Association, La Causa (The Cause) is born. Cesar then leads a peaceful protest march in California, from Delano to Sacramento. The author notes that in similar fashion to Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar provided a peaceful and effectual approach to social change. The hardback, English version, published in 2003, won the Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor award. In this paperback edition, the illustrations are expansive, fluid and colorful, providing a perfect canvas for the vivid and fluid Spanish translation. 2004, Libros Viajeros/Harcourt, Ages 6 to 9.
—Michelle Negron Bueno

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152051693
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
382,554
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


ALMA FLOR ADA and F. ISABEL CAMPOY are well-respected translators of numerous Spanish-language picture books, including Kathleen Krull's award-winning Wilma sin límites. They both live in San Francisco, California.

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