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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ISBN: 9781101995600
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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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ISBN: 9780593224496
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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 new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!
 


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 new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!
 


Amelia's Road By Linda Jacobs Altman, Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781880000274
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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 1993

Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

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
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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 By Lucile Davis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780736884259
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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 By Lola M. Schaefer, Gail Saunders-Smith (Consultant) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780736881104
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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 By Tyler Schumacher 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) 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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ISBN: 9780823423835
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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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ISBN: 9781947971585
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Published: Lil' Libros - May 25th, 2021

Introduce little ones to the life of legendary civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, in both English and Spanish


Dolores Huerta: Advocate for Women and Workers By Linda Barghoorn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778734222
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Published: Crabtree Publishing Company - 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.


Undocumented: A Worker's Fight By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419728549
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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 By Ann Bausum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426336584
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Published: National Geographic Kids - March 5th, 2019

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419710544
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner
A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
STARRED REVIEW *“Masterfully combines text and folk-inspired art to add an important piece to the mosaic of U.S. civil rights history.” ―Kirkus Reviews
 
Seven years before Brown v.


How to Be an American: A Field Guide to Citizenship By Silvia Hidalgo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419730757
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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?


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."*


The Boy Who Touched the Stars/El Nino Que Alcanzo Las Estrellas By Jose M. Hernandez, Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Translator), Steven J. Petruccio (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558858824
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Published: Pinata Books - May 31st, 2019

This autobiographical, bilingual picture book recounts

the author's rise from migrant farm worker to astronaut.