Academic journal article Language Arts

Strike! the Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights

Academic journal article Language Arts

Strike! the Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights

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Strike! The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights Written by Larry Dane Brimner Calkins Creek, 2014, 172 pp., ISBN 978-1- 5907- 8997- 1

This outstanding history of the United Farm Workers (UFW) begins with the action of a group of Filipino farm workers who walked offthe California fields in 1965 under the leadership of Larry Itliong. In a compelling, accessible narrative that makes excellent use of primary sources, photographs, and other archival images, Brimner chronicles the rise of union and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, exploring the controversies surrounding him in a thoughtful, nuanced discussion. While a number of books celebrating the life and work of Cesar Chavez are available for younger children, no title provides this much in-depth coverage for older readers. …

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