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).

 

Amelia's Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781880000274
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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 1993

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


Cesar Chavez: Get to Know the Leader Who Won Rights for Workers (People You Should Know) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781543559224
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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 (A True Book: Biographies) Cover Image
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Published: Children's Press - February 1st, 2015

Examine Chavez's early life and learn about what he did in the years following the strike.

In 1965, Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers organization launched a strike against grape growers in California. For five years, they fought to win fair wages, better working conditions, and recognition as a union from the growers.


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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: The Struggle For Justice/La Lucha Por La Justicia (Hispanic Civil Rights) Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Cesar Chavez Cover Image
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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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780736869768
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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) Cover Image
By Ginger Wadsworth, Mark Schroder (Illustrator)
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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.


Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The Woman Who Demanded Justice (Biographies for Young Readers) Cover Image
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Published: 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)


Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez Cover Image
By Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152014377
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Published: Clarion Books - March 1st, 2003

In this Pura-Belpre award–winning picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honree Yuyi Morales, acclaimed author Kathleen Krull celebrates Latinx civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. An inspirational book about resistance and hope.

When Cesar Chavez led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers.


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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.


Who Was Cesar Chavez? (Who Was?) 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.


Dolores Huerta: Advocate for Women and Workers (Remarkable Lives Revealed) Cover Image
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Published: Crabtree Publishing Company - February 15th, 2017

Undocumented: A Worker's Fight Cover Image
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - August 7th, 2018

Undocumented 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.


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

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation 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. Discover their incredible story in this picture book from award-winning creator Duncan Tonatiuh

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and Robert F.


How to Be an American: A Field Guide to Citizenship Cover Image
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Published: Abrams Image - September 25th, 2018

The 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?


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Published: 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.


Side by Side/Lado a lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez (Bilingual Spanish-English Children's Book) 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."*


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By Ceri Roberts, Hanane Kai (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781438050201
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Published: 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.