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A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Adler, David A., Adler, Michael S., Olofsdotter, Marie (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0823440583     ISBN-13: 9780823440580
Publisher: Holiday House
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: September 2018
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Annotation: For Cesar Chavez, dignity always meant more than money. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, Cesar picked produce with his family to make ends meet. The work was backbreaking, the pay was very low, and many families, including his, were homeless. Cesar Chavez later dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. He argued for better pay and fair working conditions, and 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.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Labor leaders; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Migrant agricultural laborers; Labor unions; United States; History; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
Dewey: 331.88/13092
LCCN: bl2018185270
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Picture Book Biographes
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 10.00" W x 0.50" (0.50 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q50866
Reading Level: 5.7   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): 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.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
Using quotes from their subject's autobiography, the Adlers tell an abbreviated life story of Cesar Chavez, from migrant farm work in childhood through his life of activism to his death in 1993. Olofsdotter's warm-hued illustrations reflect the man's heritage and commitment to his cause. The book's source notes and other ancillary material are excellent. Timeline, websites. Bib. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 August)

Gr 2–4—Adler and his son, Michael, have collaborated to produce another respectable addition to the biography series the senior Adler began years ago. Those owning Kathleen Krull's Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez (Harcourt, 2003), a standout biography of Chavez for this age group, will still want to consider this title because of its slightly different bent. While Krull emphasizes Chavez's younger years that inspired him to become an activist and focuses on the 1965 grape pickers boycott and the 300-mile march that resulted in the first farm workers' contract, the Adlers' book includes those events, but provides a more linear approach. It covers Chavez's life from birth to death, providing important facts, such as the posthumous award of the Congressional Medal of Freedom, not mentioned in Krull's title. Olofsdotter's lively, earth-toned illustrations extend the text.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

[Page 89]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
 
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