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César E. Chávez


César E. Chávez > Resources


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Selected resources are provided below about the life and work of César E. Chávez, Latino labor leader. This is not intended as an exhaustive listing, and no endorsement of the quality or accuracy of the materials by the California Department of Education should be inferred.

Web Sites Reading Materials

Suggested Titles from Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve
Titles that are included in the California Department of Education's searchable list.

Altman, Linda Jacobs. César Chávez (Lucent Books, 1996)

Atkin, S. Beth. Voices from the Field: Children of Migrant Farm Workers Tell Their Stories. (Little, brown and Company. 1993)

Barrio, Raymond. The Plum Pickers (Bilingual Press, 1971)

Beatty, Patricia. Lupita Manana (Lucent Books, 1996)

Bunting, Eve. A Day's Work (Clarion, 1994)

Jimenez, Francisco. The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)

Jimenez, Francisco. La mariposa (The Butterfly) (Houghton Mifflin, 1998)

Mora, Pat. Tomas and the Library Lady (Knoft, 1997)

Rodriquez, Consuelo. César Chávez (Chelsea House, 1991)

Williams, Sherley Ann. Working Cotton (Harcourt Brace, 1992)

Other Reading Material
For teachers and adult-level readers:
Collins, David R. Farmworker's Friend: The Story of César Chávez . (Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1996)

Day, Mark. Forty Acres: César Chávez and the Farm Workers. (New York: Praeger, 1971)

Ferris, Susan and Ricardo Sandoval. The Fight in the Fields: César Chávez and the Farmworkers' Movement (Harcourt Brace, 1997)

Ganz, Marshall. Resources and Resourcefulness: Strategic Capacity in the Unionization of California Agriculture, 1959-1966 (American Journal of Sociology, Volume 105, Issue 4, January, 2000)

Griswold del Castillo, Richard and Richard Garcia. César Chávez : A Triumph of Spirit (University of Oklahoma Press, 1995)

Hammerback, John C. and Richard J. Jensen. The Rhetorical Career of César Chávez (Texas A & M University Press, 1998)

Hoffman, Patricia L. Ministry of the Dispossessed: Learning from the Farmworker Movement (Wallace Press, 1987). Foreword by César Chávez

Jenkins, J. Craig. The Politics of Insurgency: The Farm Worker Movement in the 1960s (Columbia University Press, 1985)

Kushner, Sam. Long Road to Delano (International Publishers, 1975)

Levy, Jacques E. Autobiography of La Causa (Norton, 1975)

Matthiesson, Peter. Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can): César Chávez and the New American Revolution (University of California Press, 2000). Originally published, 1969

Mooney, Patrick H. and Theo J. Majka. Farmers' and Farm Workers' Movements (Twayne Publishers, 1995)

Smith Sydney D. Grapes of Conflict (Hope Publishing House, 1987). Foreword by César Chávez

Taylor, Ronald B. Chavez and the Farm Workers (Beacon Press, 1985)

Wathen, Cindy, Ed. Remembering César: The Legacy of César Chávez (Quill Driver Books, 2000)

For Children:
Anaya, Rudolfo A. An Elegy on the Death of César Chávez (Cinco Puntos Press, 2000)

Bernier-Grand, Carmen.César Chávez: se puede! Yes, We Can! (Marshall Cavendish, 2004)

Cedeno, Maria E. César Chávez: Labor Leader (Millbrook Press, 1993)

Collins, David R. Farmworker's Friend: The Story of César Chávez (Carolrhoda Books, 1996)

Davis, Lucile. César Chávez: Photo Illustrated Biography (Capstone Press, 1998)

Gonzales, Doreen. César Chávez: A Leader for Migrant Farm Workers (Enslow Publishers, 1996)

Krull, Kathleen. Harvesting Hope: The Story of César Chávez (Harcourt, 2003). Pura Belpré Honor Book, 2004.

Soto, Gary. Jessie de la Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker (Persea Books, 2000)

Strazzabosco, Jeanne. Learning About Justice from the Life of César Chávez (PowerKids Press, 1996)

Ethel Wood. The Immigrants, a Historical Reader. "César Chávez: Address to the United Farm Workers of America." (Nextext, 2001)

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