César Chávez

César Chávez

A Voice for Farmworkers

Book - 2005
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As a boy, Cesar Chavez picked peas, grapes, and other crops in the hot sun. It was a life of exhaustion, poverty, and despair. His experiences as a migrant farm worker had a profound effect on Chavez. With a strong belief in nonviolence, Chavez staged boycotts, strikes, and other protests to bring national attention to the terrible working and living conditions of the farm workers. He organized a labor union, which became the United Farm Workers Union, to demand higher pay and better treatment. Cesar Chavez never earned much money. He never owned a car or a house. He was simply an ordinary man with extraordinary vision and commitment.
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Pub., c2005.
ISBN: 9780766024892
076602489X
Branch Call Number: J 921 CH
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

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Jul 16, 2012

A good overview and introduction for young readers about the labor rights leader.

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