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Dolores Huerta : a hero to migrant workers /

by Warren, Sarah E; Casilla, Robert [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish Children, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780761461074; 0761461078; 9780761461081 (ebook).Subject(s): Huerta, Dolores, 1930- -- Juvenile literature | Women labor leaders -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mexican American women labor union members -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- Organizing -- History -- Juvenile literature | Migrant agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature | Mexican Americans -- Biography | Women -- Biography | Picture books for childrenSummary: An illustrated look at the life and accomplishments of Dolores Huerta, who fought to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers. Includes a timeline and resources for teachers.
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<p> A Jane Addam's Children's Book Award Honor Book for Younger Children </p> <p>Dolores is a teacher, a mother, and a friend. She wants to know why her students are too hungry to listen, why they don't have shoes to wear to school. Dolores is a warrior, an organizer, and a peacemaker. When she finds out that the farm workers in her community are poorly paid and working under dangerous conditions, she stands up for their rights.</p> <p>This is the story of Dolores Huerta and the extraordinary battle she waged to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers. The powerful text, paired with Robert Casilla's vibrant watercolor-and-pastel illustrations, brings Dolores's amazing journey to life. A timeline, additional reading, articles, websites, and resources for teachers are included.</p> <p> The author will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book to an organization that benefits migrant workers. </p>

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An illustrated look at the life and accomplishments of Dolores Huerta, who fought to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers. Includes a timeline and resources for teachers.

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Horn Book Review

Dolores "asks each boss to pay the workers enough money for shoes and books and medicine." Warren uses straightforward sentences to explain labor leader Huerta's efforts to help farm workers and their families get a better life. Casilla's watercolor and pastel illustrations are thoughtful--sometimes to a fault, given the over-dramatization of emotion in the characters' faces. Reading list, timeline, websites. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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