A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez by David A. AdlerA Picture Book of Cesar Chavez by David A. Adler

A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez

byDavid A. Adler, Michael S. AdlerIllustratorMarie Olofsdotter

Paperback | June 1, 2011

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For Cesar Chavez, dignity always meant more than money. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, Cesar picked produce with his family to make ends meet. The work was backbreaking, the pay was very low, and many families, including his, were homeless. Cesar Chavez later dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. He argued for better pay and fair working conditions, and was even jailed for his efforts. But he never stopped urging people to stand up for their rights. Young readers will be inspired by the fascinating life story of this champion of social justice.
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...
Title:A Picture Book of Cesar ChavezFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.1 × 9.5 × 0.1 inPublished:June 1, 2011Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823423832

ISBN - 13:9780823423835


Editorial Reviews

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