agricultural laborers

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agricultural laborers

Cesar Chavez

labor rights activist
"Growing up in a poor, migrant family, Cesar Chavez knew how hard life could be. As a boy, he went to thirty different schools before finally having to drop out in eighth grade to help support his family. Chavez devoted his life to creating unions and demanding better working conditions for all farmworkers. This book traces Chavez's life, highlighting the triumphs and difficulties that he encountered, while sidebars and a timeline provide extra information that help show Chavez's importance to workers' movements in the United States and beyond"--Provided by publisher.

Esperanza renace

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Gathering the sun

an alphabet in Spanish and English
A book of poems, presented in Spanish and English, about working in the fields and nature's bounty, one poem for each letter of the Spanish alphabet.

What's your story, Cesar Chavez?

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.

United to strike

a story of the Delano Grape workers
"The Delano Grape Strike brings Filipino and Mexican farmworkers together, but threatens Tala Mendoza's relationship with her best friend"--.

C?sar Ch?vez

the struggle for justice
A simple biography of the man who worked to win fairer treatment of the migrant farm workers in California in the 1960s and to establish the United Farm Workers union. Presented in Spanish and English.


stronger than steel
"A brave tractor farms for freedom in a story inspired by women who acted with courage and strength in American factories and on British farms during World War II"--Provided by publisher.

Esperanza rising

In 1930, a wealthy, privileged young Mexican girl must find strength she never knew she had--and hope despite difficult circumstances--when her father is murdered and she and her mother begin work in a California labor camp.

Whose names are unknown

a novel
The Dunne family share a one-room dugout in the Oklahoma Panhandle and hang on to their precious land until the droughts of the thirties force them to join the exodus to California. There they find a labor system set up to abuse "Okies." The Dunnes join their fellow workers to resist and improve migrant working conditions.

How to bee

Peony lives with her sister, Magnolia, and her grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. All Peony really wants is to be a bee. Even though she is only nine, and bees must be ten, Peony already knows all there is to know about being a bee and she is determined to achieve her dream. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. Then Peony's mother arrives to take her away from everything she has ever known. Peony is taken to the city to work for a wealthy family. Will Peony's grit and quick thinking be enough to keep her safe?.


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