Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez grew up in Arizona, but when economic misfortune overtook the family he became one of the thousands of young children working in the agricultural fields of California. Appalled by the horrific living conditions of farm workers and their families, he became one of the leaders of the 1965 strike against the grape growers. In this beautifully written retelling, the reader is taken on the 300 mile protest march through California's central valley that led to the first contract for fair employment for farm workers. Gorgeous illustrations help carry this moving story of courage and the fight for justice. Winner Book for Younger Children, 2004.


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