Dolores is a teacher, a mother, and a friend. She wants to know why her students are too hungry to listen, why they don't have shoes to wear to school. Dolores is a warrior, an organizer, and a peacemaker. When she finds out that the farm workers in her community are poorly paid and working under dangerous conditions, she stands up for their rights.
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 Dolores's amazing journey to life. A timeline, additional reading, articles, websites, and resources for teachers are included.
"Casilla’s naturalistic watercolor and pastel paintings convey the sensitivity, outrage, and determination of an activist who is still at work to this day." -- Publisher's Weekly
"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
|Recommended Age||6 - 9|
|Author||Sarah E. Warren|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2012|
|Publisher||Amazon Children's Publishing|
|Award Winners||Jane Addams Award|