Strike! the Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Calkins Creek Books
Publish Date
Pages
172
Dimensions
9.4 X 0.8 X 10.0 inches | 2.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781590789971

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About the Author

Larry Dane Brimner is the author of the Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull&rd

Reviews

* "While a number of books celebrating Cesar Chavez are available for younger children, few titles provide more in-depth coverage for olders readers. This informative volume offers a detailed, nuanced discussion of the man and the California agricultural workers' movement . . . Well researched, well sourced, and clearly written, this book is an excellent resource for young people." --Booklist, starred review

* "A skillful, compelling account of the complicated history of Cesar Chavez and the farm workers movement, set in the context of the social and political tensions of the times . . . With an appealing design and many black-and-white photographs, this paints a vivid, detailed picture of an important labor movement and its controversial yet inspiring leader." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Brimner's comprehensive history of the United Farm Workers (UFW) begins not with Cesar Chavez but with the action of a group of Filipino farm workers who walked off the California fields in 1965. He combines the little-known story of the Filipino workers, a significant segment of migrant farm workers, with that of Chavez and the Hispanic workers, whose actions have received far more attention . . . Brimner's inclusion of information about the Filipino workers who began the movement, quotes and balanced discussion of Chavez's strengths and weaknesses provides a fresh perspective on the movement, making this book a first-purchase choice for middle-level researchers." --School Library Journal, starred review

" . . . Brimner's compelling narrative, complete with both textual and visual primary sources, is up to the task. The layout is inviting with swatches of green and purple to complement the dominant black-and-white color scheme and well-placed maps and photos, while brief Spanish translations of selected quotes, titles, and epigraphs are incorporated . . . " --The Horn Book Magazine