Who Was Cesar Chavez

Author: Dana M. Rau
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101995617
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learn more about Cesar Chavez, the famous Latino American civil rights activist. When he was young, Cesar and his Mexican American family toiled in the fields as migrant farm workers. He knew all too well the hardships farm workers faced. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. Along with Dolores Huerta, he cofounded the National Farmworkers Association. His dedication to his work earned him numerous friends and supporters, including Robert Kennedy and Jesse Jackson.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Sneed B. Collard
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761440550
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A juvenile biography of Cesar Chavez, civil rights and labor leader who founded the United Farm Workers union"--Provided by publisher.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Brenda Haugen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 075653321X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the life of Cesar Chavez, focusing primarily on his work organizing the National Farm Workers Association and working for improved working and living conditions for all Mexican Americans.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Mary Olmstead
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 1410907104
Release Date: 2004-12-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the life story of the Mexican-American labor leader who helped achieve justice for migrant farm workers by creating a union to protect their rights.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Ginger Wadsworth
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9781575059044
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

During the Great Depression, many people had to work long hours and were barely paid enough to survive. Cesar Chavez felt this treatment was unfair and worked to secure more rights. He formed a Union and led strikes and marches that forced landowners to increase wages and improve working conditions. This account shows how Chavez inspired others, proving that it was not necessary to resort to violence to produce change.

Cesar Chavez

Author: David R. Collins
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822522489
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the life and accomplishments of the activist for farm workers' rights who led protest marches and nearly died for not eating for thirty-six days to protest pesticide use.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439108897
Release Date: 2008-06-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

¡Viva la causa! ¡Viva César Chávez! Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans work together for better wages, for better working conditions, for better lives. No one thought they could win against the rich and powerful growers. But Cesar was out to prove them wrong -- and that he did.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Cloverdale Press
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307819512
Release Date: 2012-07-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The son of poor Mexican Americans, Cesar Chavez grew up in grinding poverty. In 1962, he set out to do what many before him had tried and failed to do -- organize a trade union for farm workers. With courage and determination, he transformed the plight of the workers into an international cause.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Jacques E. Levy
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452913544
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Mexican-American civil rights and labor activist Cesar Chavez (1927–1993) comes to life in this vivid portrait of the charismatic and influential fighter who boycotted supermarkets and took on corporations, the government, and the powerful Teamsters Union. Jacques E. Levy gained unprecedented access to Chavez and the United Farm Workers in writing this account of one of the most successful labor movements in history-which also serves as a guidebook for social and political change.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Lucile Davis
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1560655690
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the biography of Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American labor leader who achieved justice for migrant farm workers by creating a union to protect their rights.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Tyler Schumacher
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736854363
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A brief introduction to the life of Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American activist who founded the first successful farm workers' union in the United States"--Provided by publisher.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Richard Griswold del Castillo
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806129573
Release Date: 1997-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Explores the growth and development of the farm labor organizer

Cesar Chavez

Author: Kathleen Tracy
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1584152249
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of the life and accomplishments of the founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez, discussing his nonviolent fight for migrant farm workers.

Cesar Chavez

Author: Anne Schraff
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781599052458
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Traces the life of the Mexican American labor leader who helped achieve justice for migrant farm workers by creating a union to protect their rights.

An Organizer s Tale

Author: Cesar Chavez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201558
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Literary Collections

The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history, Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonviolence, and he effectively employed peaceful tactics to further his cause. Through his efforts, he helped achieve dignity, fair wages, benefits, and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. This extensive collection of Chavez's speeches and writings chronicles his progression and development as a leader, and includes previously unpublished material. From speeches to spread the word of the Delano Grape Strike to testimony before the House of Representatives about the hazards of pesticides, Chavez communicated in clear, direct language and motivated people everywhere with an unflagging commitment to his ideals. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.