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).
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.
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.
Examine Chavez's early life and learn about what he did in the years following the strike.$6.95ISBN: 9780736884259Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$4.95ISBN: 9780516279237Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Children's Press(CT) - July 28th, 2010
Learn about how Cesar Chavez organized migrant laborers to help them get better wages and working conditions.$7.95ISBN: 9781558854246Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pinata Books - February 28th, 2008
When farm worker and labor organizer Cesar Chavez burst upon America's national scene in 1965, U.S. readers and viewers were witnessing the emergence of a new Mexican American, or Chicano, movement. This biography of Chavez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A.$5.95ISBN: 9780736881104Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$5.99ISBN: 9780689859229Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - September 1st, 2003
¡Viva la causa!
¡Viva César Chávez!
Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans work together for better wages, for better working conditions, for better lives.
No one thought they could win against the rich and powerful growers.$5.95ISBN: 9780531226353Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Children's Press - January 15th, 2016Meet Cesar Chavez a Mexican-American farmworker and civil rights activist.$7.95ISBN: 9780736869768Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$6.95ISBN: 9781575058269Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$14.95ISBN: 9780821423301Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ohio University Press - August 16th, 2018
Selected as a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year for 2018 (Category: Twelve–Fourteen)
“A biography for the times … An excellent read for anyone hoping to believe one person can make a difference.” —Kirkus (starred review)$17.99ISBN: 9780152014377Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2003Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.
$7.99ISBN: 9780823423835Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.95ISBN: 9780823422029Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Holiday House - July 1st, 2010
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.$7.99ISBN: 9780823440580Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Holiday House - September 11th, 2018
¡Sí se puede! Learn all about the Mexican American activist who worked tirelessly to promote better conditions for workers.$5.99ISBN: 9781101995600Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2017
Learn more about Cesar Chavez, the famous Latino American civil rights activist.$8.95ISBN: 9780778734222Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crabtree Publishing Company - February 15th, 2017$19.99ISBN: 9781419728549Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Abrams ComicArts - August 7th, 2018Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex—accordion fold—format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family.$21.95ISBN: 9781426336584Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: National Geographic Children's Books - 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.Not available for order.ISBN: 9781419710544Availability: BackorderedPublished: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014A 2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California.$14.99ISBN: 9781419730757Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Abrams Image - September 25th, 2018The current political climate has left many of us wondering how our government actually operates. Sure, we learned about it in school, but if put to the test, how many of us can correctly explain the branches of government? The history of politics? The differences and connections between local government and federal government?$10.99ISBN: 9780451478542Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017
A celebration of political activism by America's youngest citizens--our children.
You're never too young to care about your community or to stand up for your beliefs. That's the empowering message of this book, which is all about how real kids exercise their first amendment rights.$16.99ISBN: 9780061227813Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins Espanol - August 31st, 2010
A powerful and accesible bilingual picture book that highlights "the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens."*$9.99ISBN: 9781438050201Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: B.E.S. - August 1st, 2017
With our 24/7 news cycle and constant access to the latest headlines, the world can be a scary place. Now imagine you're a child trying to make sense of it all What does this news mean? How does it affect me? That's where Children in Our World can help.