Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers

Warren, Sarah.  Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. Marshall Cavendish, 2012. Dolores is a friend. Dolores is a mother. Dolores is a storyteller. Dolores is a detective, a warrior, an organizer, a peacemaker. In simple words, and powerful images, this young children's book portrays Dolores Huerta, one of the most important American leaders of our times, as intelligent, courageous, and effective in her work to organize farm workers. The workers, mainly Mexican American immigrants, are portrayed as hard working, caring deeply for their children, and willing to struggle to have a union that makes possible a living wage, safe working conditions, fairness and justice. The book includes a timeline and a reference section. The art work shows Dolores aging - helping children understand how these struggles take time to succeed. "Dolores is a teacher. She teaches people how to work as a team. She teaches people how to take care of each other. This is Dolores." Honor book for younger children, 2013.

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