¡Sí se puede! Learn all about the Mexican American activist who worked tirelessly to promote better conditions for workers.
This clear and concise biography with folksy illustrations details the amazing life of American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. As a child in California during the Great Depression, Cesar picked produce with his family to make ends meet. The work was backbreaking, the pay was low, and many families, including his, were homeless. But to Cesar, dignity always meant more than money.
He grew up and dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers, arguing for better pay and fair working conditions. He was even jailed for his efforts. But he never stopped urging people to stand up for their rights. Young readers will be inspired by the fascinating life story of this champion of social justice.
Repackaged edition features an elegant new series design! Back matter includes a thorough timeline, source notes, bibliography, and author’s note.
For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history, or who need reliable sources for school book reports.