Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they motivated the workers to fight for their rights with protests and strikes, and encouraged consumers to boycott products from growers who didn't treat their workers well. Huerta and Chavez taught the workers that "sí se puede — yes we can!"
Award-winning author Monica Brown and acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda join together to create this stunning tribute to two of the most influential people of the 20th century. Brown's bilingual text ensures that Huerta is given her proper role as a full partner in the United Farm Workers union, and celebrates her creation of the famous slogan. With vibrant illustrations that capture the power of ordinary people to collaborate for change, this inspiring dual biography will encourage kids to imagine themselves fighting for what's right.
"Brown begins by sketching their upbringings: Huerta, an activist from the start, 'raise[d] money for soldiers fighting in World War II,' while Chavez and his family were forced to become migrants themselves.... Cepeda's highly textural paintings — using oils, acrylics, and collage — never put the duo on a pedestal, and instead emphasize the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Aug 31, 2010|
|Language||English, Spanish / English|