Dolores Huerta was a teacher — but she wondered how she could teach children too hungry to learn, who came to school without shoes. She learns that the farm farm workers in her community are paid poverty wages, even while they work under dangerous conditions without breaks and worker protections. So Dolores decided to stop being a teacher and start being an activist so she could stand up for their rights. In the process, she would organize some of the biggest strikes and consumer boycotts in farming history!
This is the story of Dolores Huerta and the extraordinary battle she waged to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers. The powerful text, paired with Robert Casilla's vibrant watercolor-and-pastel illustrations, brings Huerta's amazing journey to life, while backmatter provides even more information about Huerta's life and work. It's a compelling biography of the woman who reminded everyone that "Sí, se puede — Yes, we can."
"Warren’s debut provides a much-needed biography of a heroine in the struggle for migrant farmworkers’ rights. Dolores Huerta, often relegated to a secondary character in books about César Chávez, takes center stage in this accessible story.... While the book alone will work with younger children, the backmatter makes this title an exceptional resource for both Hispanic Heritage and Woman’s History months. A welcome title for children and educators alike." — Kirkus Reviews
|6 - 9
|Sarah E. Warren
|Apr 1, 2012
|Amazon Children's Publishing
|Jane Addams Award