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What's Your Story, Cesar Chavez?
ISBN: 9781467779678
Author: Berne, Emma Carlon/ Jones, Doug (ILT)
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
Published: August 2015
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Why did Cesar Chavez want to help farm workers? How did he get people to care about farm workers' rights? Cub Reporter interviews him to find out! Learn how Cesar fought to make the United States a fairer, safer place to work and live. Readers will see how to use interviewing skills and journalistic questions to reveal the story behind a famous American.


Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Lifestyles
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
Library of Congress Subjects:
Labor leaders; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Agricultural laborers; Labor unions; United States; History; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 331.88/13092
LCCN: 2015000424
Lexile Measure: 680
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 7.00" W
Bargain Category: Early Elementary, Biographies, History, Reference, Social Issues
Grade level(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
Cub Reporter "interviews" American figures who overcame challenges to achieve their goals. Each subject responds to simplistic questions about his or her complicated life (e.g., "Were you ever afraid?" in Tubman) in a hokey first-person voice. Cartoons of a microphone-holding bear cub alternate with captioned photos or illustrations that extend information. The premise may work for reluctant readers. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans titles: What's Your Story, Harriet Tubman?, What's Your Story, Abraham Lincoln?, What's Your Story, Cesar Chavez?, What's Your Story, Helen Keller?.]
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 1–3—Covering major figures in U.S. history, these titles present content in an interview format. The subjects are questioned by Cub Reporter, a cartoon bear journalist, which sometimes leads to unusual or odd responses (for instance, Abraham Lincoln saying, "I was killed by a man named John Wilkes Booth."). The tone is conversational and readable, if less useful for informational purposes. The level of detail ranges from extremely specific (Harriet Tubman's father taught her which berries to eat for survival) to bafflingly imprecise (Helen Keller's "illness hurt my eyes and my ears"). A simple layout incorporates historical photographs, painted illustrations, and, occasionally, stock images. VERDICT Though these are serviceable introductions to important historical figures, their value for research is limited.

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