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Farmers Unite! by Lindsay Metcalf

Farmers Unite!

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Farmers Unite! by Lindsay Metcalf
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Nov 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781684379088

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“Accessible prose and quotations from primary sources enrich this nonfiction photo-illustrated picture book, which recounts the American farmers’ protests that took place in the 1970s and ’80s. The volume has a visually institutional bent, but its coverage of lesser-known protests makes it a solid school or library resource. Back matter includes an author’s note, a farm protest timeline, a table detailing U.S. farm prices through the years, and a list of sources.” —Publishers Weekly

A narrative nonfiction account of the American Agricultural Movement of the 1970s and 1980s, which uses sparse text and plenty of tractor photos. This is a well-researched look at the power of protest, the violence protesters sometimes endure at the hands of law enforcement, and the importance of community organization and activism.” —School Library Journal

“The U.S. has a long history of using protest to fight injustice, and this photo-essay takes readers back to 1977, when farmers were going broke selling their crops for less than it cost to produce them. The text and photos [provide]…facts about this important but often overlooked moment in history.”Booklist

“This important book shows a different kind of labor struggle, one that can be easily overlooked because it revolves around a commodity that is often taken for granted. However, like the laborers in California and other areas who worked so hard for a living wage, the story of these farmers is one that needs to be told.”School Library Connection

“I loved the captioned photographs, and the succinct text on every page. Plenty of additional information including an author’s note, statistics, a timeline and source notes. A fascinating look at a peaceful protest.” —Kiss the Book

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