Farmers Unite!: Planting a Protest for Fair Prices

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Calkins Creek Books
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9.1 X 11.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Lindsay H. Metcalf has covered many change-makers as a reporter, editor, and columnist for The Kansas City Star and other news outlets. She is a co-editor of No Voice Too Small, a picture-book poetry anthology featuring fourteen young people making history.
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book

"Accessible prose and quotations from primary sources enrich this nonfiction photo-illustrated picture book, which recounts the American farmers' protests that took place in the 1970s and '80s. The volume has a visually institutional bent, but its coverage of lesser-known protests makes it a solid school or library resource. Back matter includes an author's note, a farm protest timeline, a table detailing U.S. farm prices through the years, and a list of sources." --Publishers Weekly

"A narrative nonfiction account of the American Agricultural Movement of the 1970s and 1980s, which uses sparse text and plenty of tractor photos. This is a well-researched look at the power of protest, the violence protesters sometimes endure at the hands of law enforcement, and the importance of community organization and activism." --School Library Journal

"The U.S. has a long history of using protest to fight injustice, and this photo-essay takes readers back to 1977, when farmers were going broke selling their crops for less than it cost to produce them. The text and photos [provide]...facts about this important but often overlooked moment in history." --Booklist

"This important book shows a different kind of labor struggle, one that can be easily overlooked because it revolves around a commodity that is often taken for granted. However, like the laborers in California and other areas who worked so hard for a living wage, the story of these farmers is one that needs to be told." --School Library Connection

"I loved the captioned photographs, and the succinct text on every page. Plenty of additional information including an author's note, statistics, a timeline and source notes. A fascinating look at a peaceful protest." --Kiss the Book