Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Day is a U.S. federal commeorative holiday, proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014. It is commemorated to promote service to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez's life and work.  Americans are urged to "observe this day with appropriate service, community, and educational programs to honor Cesar Chavez's enduring legacy."

Cesar Chavez (born March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW).

 

Who Was Cesar Chavez? (Who Was?) By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2017

Learn more about Cesar Chavez, the famous Latino American civil rights activist.


Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez: A Who HQ Graphic Novel (Who HQ Graphic Novels) By Terry Blas, Mar Julia (Illustrator), Who HQ Cover Image
By Terry Blas, Mar Julia (Illustrator), Who HQ
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 11th, 2022

Discover the story behind Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike in this moving graphic novel -- written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Mar Julia.

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Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez: A Who HQ Graphic Novel (Who HQ Graphic Novels) By Terry Blas, Mar Julia (Illustrator), Who HQ Cover Image
By Terry Blas, Mar Julia (Illustrator), Who HQ
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ISBN: 9780593224502
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 11th, 2022

Discover the story behind Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike in this moving graphic novel -- written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Mar Julia.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series!


Amelia's Road By Linda J. Altman, Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 1993

A girl from a migrant worker family overcomes the hardship of moving by creating a special place for herself.

Amelia Luisa Martinez hates roads. Los caminos, the roads, take her migrant worker family to fields where they labor all day, to schools where no one knows Amelia's name, and to bleak cabins that are not home.


Cesar Chavez: Get to Know the Leader Who Won Rights for Workers (People You Should Know) By Rebecca Langston-George Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781543559224
Published: Capstone Press - February 1st, 2019

As a child, Cesar Chavez's family lost its farm. Cesar never forgot how that felt, so as an adult, he fought for the rights of farm workers. His efforts shined a light on the conditions farm workers faced. In the struggle for fair wages and labor laws to protect farm workers, Chavez had a lasting impact beyond the fields.


Cesar Chavez By Lucile Davis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780736884259
Published: Capstone - September 1st, 1998

Presents the biography of Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American labor leader who achieved justice for migrant farm workers by creating a union to protect their rights.


Cesar Chavez By Lola M. Schaefer, Gail Saunders-Smith (Consultant) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780736881104
Published: Pebble Books - September 1st, 1998

ple text and photographs depict the life of Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American labor leader who achieved justice for migrant farm workers by creating a union to protect their rights.


Cesar Chavez: Champion of Workers By Tyler Schumacher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780736869768
Published: Capstone - January 1st, 2006

Provides an introduction to the life and biography of Cesar Chavez, the Mexican American activist who founded the first successful farm workers' union in the United States.


Cesar Chavez (On My Own Biographies) By Ginger Wadsworth, Mark Schroder (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ginger Wadsworth, Mark Schroder (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781575058269
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Published: First Avenue Editions (Tm) - January 1st, 2001

During the Great Depression, many people had to work long hours and were barely paid enough to survive. Cesar Chavez felt this treatment was unfair and worked to secure more rights. He formed a Union and led strikes and marches that forced landowners to increase wages and improve working conditions.


A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez By David A. Adler, Michael S. Adler, Marie Olofsdotter (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2011

For Cesar Chavez, dignity always meant more than money. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, Cesar picked produce with his family to make ends meet. The work was backbreaking, the pay was very low, and many families, including his, were homeless. Cesar Chavez later dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers.


The Life of / La Vida de Dolores By Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein, Citlali Reyes (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Lil' Libros - May 25th, 2021

Introduce your little ones to Dolores Huerta, a labor and civil rights activist, in both English and Spanish.


Dolores Huerta: Advocate for Women and Workers (Remarkable Lives Revealed) By Linda Barghoorn Cover Image
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Published: Crabtree Classics - February 1st, 2017

Championing equal rights for all people regardless of gender, race, and economic class, Dolores Huerta is a globally recognized icon in the fight for social justice. This book explores Huerta's inspiring story, focusing on her courage and perseverance as an advocate for the working poor, women's rights, and rights for immigrant communities.


Denied, Detained, Deported (Updated): Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration By Ann Bausum Cover Image
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Published: National Geographic Kids - March 5th, 2019

Ten years after its initial publication, award-winning author Ann Bausum writes a new introduction and afterword that reflects on how our past has influenced modern events and current views on the ever-relevant conversations about immigration in the United States.


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Seven years before Brown v. Board of Education, the Mendez family fought to end segregation in California schools.


Side by Side/Lado a lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y César Chávez (Bilingual English-Spanish) By Monica Brown, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061227813
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Published: HarperCollins Espanol - August 31st, 2010

A powerful and accesible bilingual picture book that highlights "the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens."*