A Jane Addam's Children's Book Award Honor Book for Younger Children
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.
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.
The author will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book to an organization that benefits migrant workers.
About the Author
Sarah Warren writes picture books about people who inspire her, from Dolores Huerta to Beyoncé. Of Stacey Abrams, she says, Her work helps me remember something important: Ordinary people have power. Justice, good leadership, public health, equality . . . everything we hope for is possible if we work together. An early childhood educator, Sarah lives with her family in the Twin Cities. Please visit her website at sarahwbooks.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @sarahelizwarren.
Robert Casilla is the illustrator of several books in Holiday House's A Picture Book... biography series, as well as many award-winning books, including Jalapeño Bagels (ALA Notable; Atheneum), Daddy Poems (Children's Choices; Boyds Mills), and The Little Painter of Sabana Grande (Reading Rainbow Book; Bradbury). A full-time illustrator, Casilla earned his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Yonkers, New York, with his wife and their two children. To find out more about Robert Casilla, visit his Web site: www.robertcasilla.com.