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Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor - PB
Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor - PB
Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor - PB
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Born in 1930 in a small mining town in New Mexico and raised in the farming region of California's San Joaquin Valley, Dolores Huerta (born Dolores Fern�ndez) grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrant farm workers—most of them Mexican immigrants—Dolores became an outspoken activist and organizer. At the time, these workers had virtually no access to the system of labor laws and conditions under which they lived and worked. When she founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 with legendary Mexican American labor leader César Ch�vez, it became a seminal moment in U.S. labor history. This brave and resourceful leader in the struggle for human rights also worked toward improving the lives of workers, voters, immigrants, and women.

Reading Level: Gr. 6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9
Guided Reading Level: W
Binding: Paperback
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
Author(s): Alex Van Tol

Size: 7 ¼″ × 9 ¼″
No. of Pages: 112
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 6.9
Dewey: 331.88
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 2011

Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor

“Part of the "Groundbreaker Biographies" series, Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor book is written for young people interested in the human rights movement...This book is more than just a biography of Delores Huerta. Other articles are sprinkled throughout the book about such topics as health issues involving pesticides, the Great Depression, the Bracero Program which brought Mexican workers to the US, and Gandhi who influenced Cesar Chaves...The information in this book is well-researched and presented. The writing style is easy to read. Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor is recommended for middle years school libraries and would be a popular choice for a biography assignment. Recommended.” —CM Magazine, 01/11