Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Two Lions
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.8 X 11.0 X 0.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780761461074

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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 was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to parents from Puerto Rico. Like many children, Robert always loved to draw. As the new kid in his second grade class, he recalls doing a drawing of two birds with colored chalk on construction paper. His teacher noticed the drawing and then told the class, "We have an artist in the class!" Robert is thankful to her and all the teachers that motivated and helped him realize he had talent as an artist. Although he grew up in New Jersey, he did get to attend school in Puerto Rico as a fourth grader.

His formal training in art took place at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he earned a BFA degree.

Since 1984, Robert has worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines, book publishers, postage stamps, educational publishers and others.

He has illustrated over 25 children's books, many of which are picture book biographies of people such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks and John F. Kennedy. He has also illustrated many multicultural children's books such as Jalapeno Bagels, The Little Painter of Sabana Grande, The Legend of Mexicatl and First Day in Grapes which won the Pura Belpre Honor Award.

Robert visits many schools to talk about the visual journey a story takes him through to come up with the illustrations for his books. He also teaches art to young gifted artist one day a week.

Robert lives and works from his home in New Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife and two children, 3 cats and his feisty shih tzu dog.

Reviews

"...A great entry point into the ideas of justice and fairness and tells the inspiring story of an amazing woman." --These Little Piggies Had Tofu

"Minneapolis Head Start teacher Sarah Warren describes Huerta in this picture book as a detective who followed hungry kids home to offer help, a friend to farm workers, a warrior who stands up to the bosses, an organizer, a storyteller who explains why some farms are not healthy places, a peacemaker who won't use violence and a fortune teller who promised the bosses the workers would stop picking grapes if they were mistreated." --Mary Ann Grossmann, St. Paul Pioneer Press