136. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Retell: This is the biography of Cesar Chavez, the leader of the National Farm Workers Association who worked to organize farm workers to rally together and fight for better pay and working conditions.
Topics: family, Cesar Chavez, conflict, drought, California, farming, Spanish, migrant workers, unions, La Causa, strikes, protests, boycotts, farm workers
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Social Issues
Tribes: personal best, mutual respect, appreciations/no put-downs
Habits of Mind: persisting
Reading Skills: inference, interpretation, determining importance, synthesis, empathy
My Thoughts: Back when I taught in California this was required reading–in the Bay Area Cesar Chavez’s birthday is a school holiday. This book could fit into different types of text sets. For example, you could include this book when teaching a unit on the labor unit. You could also choose to read this book as a companion text to Esperanza Rising.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, Picture Books, Pura Belpre Award Winners. Tags: appreciations/no put-downs, boycotts, California, Cesar Chavez, conflict, determining importance, drought, empathy, family, farm workers, farming, inference, interpretation, La Causa, migrant workers, mutual respect, nonfiction, persisting, personal best, protests, social issues, Spanish, strikes, synthesis, text sets, unions.