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A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez
 

A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Adler, David A.
By Adler, Michael S.
Illustrated by Olofsdotter, Marie

Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. This champion of social justice organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions. This picture book tells his story for younger readers.

ISBN 9780823423835
Published 1 January 2003 by Holiday House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Picture Book Biographies
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ISBN-13 9780823423835
ISBN-10 0823423832
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Holiday House
Imprint Holiday House
Publication Date 1 January 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Adler, David A.
By Adler, Michael S.
Illustrated by Olofsdotter, Marie
Series Picture Book Biographies
Category History
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 198mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 113g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Mexican Americans, Chavez, Cesar, Labor leaders - United States, Agricultural laborers, Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. This champion of social justice organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions. This picture book tells his story for younger readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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

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Author's Bio

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. Michael S. Adler is fascinated by American history. Kirkus Reviews raved that A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams, which he also coauthored with his father, was impressive. He lives with his family in New York State. Marie Olofsdotter is the author and illustrator of several picture books for children. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, and her awards include the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Minnesota Book Award. Visit her on the web at www.marieolofsdotter.com. Marie Olofsdotter is the author and illustrator of several picture books for children. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, and her awards include the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Minnesota Book Award. Visit her on the web at www.marieolofsdotter.com.

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