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Title:
Cesar Chavez : labor leader
Author:
Seidman, David.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the life and work of Cesar Chavez, an American labor leader who organized the farm worker's union, United Farm Workers.
Language:
English
Contents:
Planting the seeds -- The wanderer -- Rising to the top -- La Causa -- Picketing, boycotting, and marching -- More, bigger, and bloodier -- Endings and beginnings -- Decline and revival -- Losses -- Death and rebirth.
Reading Level:
1060 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 4.0 77330.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 7 Quiz: 34837 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780531123195
Format :
Book

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Cesar Chavez helped improve the lives of thousands of farmworkers. He knew firsthand the hardships of working in the fields. As a young person, he and his family spent several years traveling in California as migrant farmworkers, enduring difficult working conditions and receiving low wages. In 1962, Chavez started organizing a farmworker's union. He sought to use nonviolent means, such as marches, boycotts, and hunger strikes, to bring about change. Through his work with the union, which today is known as the United Farm Workers, Chavez was able to negotiate contracts for workers for better wages and working conditions. He also lobbied to increase farmworkers' rights and stop the use of dangerous pesticides. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

1 Planting the Seedsp. 7
2 The Wandererp. 23
3 Rising to the Topp. 35
4 La Causap. 43
5 Picketing, Boycotting, and Marchingp. 51
6 More, Bigger, and Bloodierp. 63
7 Endings and Beginningsp. 75
8 Decline and Revivalp. 85
9 Lossesp. 95
10 Death and Rebirthp. 107
Timelinep. 115
To Find Out Morep. 119
A Note on Sourcesp. 121
Indexp. 123