¡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.
About the Author
David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.
John Wallner has illustrated dozens of books for children, including David A. Adler's Honest Abe Lincoln: Easy-to-Read Stories about Abraham Lincoln, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.
Alexandra Wallner has written and illustrated many biographies for children about remarkable people, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grandma Moses, Abigail Adams, and Beatrix Potter. She and her husband live in Mexico and often collaborate on their books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez" is both an accurate account and an inspiring tale of justice. The story does not just have bland facts but tells an interesting story with captivating illustrations. Cesar Chavez's story is great to share with classrooms that are studying history and labor movements in America.
This book presents a simplified overview of Cesar Chavez's brave and fascinating life. The text presents the major aspects of Chavez's life without getting weighed down by dates. Unfortunately, the text is dull and flat at times. Ultimately, the illustrations emerge as more compelling. This is a great book to introduce students to a dynamic historical figure that's often overlooked by history texts; I doubt there are many other age appropriate books about Cesar Chavez out there, and this is certainly more than adequate.
Cesar Chavez was a very determined man because he was another important person who stood up for what he believed in. He helped plenty of hard farm workers in raising their pay. He boycotted a couple of times by fasting in order to get what he wanted. He knew what it was like to have a hard life, and he wanted to help others around him by trying to give them what he felt they deserved. He was a family man that always provided for his family. He grew up during the Great Depression. He was a hard working man, and where he came from, dignity meant more than money. When he became of age, he enlisted in the Navy during World War II to help out and defend his country. This man is important in our history because he got many people to vote. He made some people realize that people do have power and it is in voting where we are supposed to have a say.