Dolores Huerta: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist

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Capstone, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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"Born on April 10, 1930, Huerta learned to be outspoken at a young age from her mother, who was a businesswoman and an activist. As a young woman, she battled segregation and pushed for better public services through the Community Service Organization, which she co-founded. Huerta soon realized that the needs and rights of farmworkers needed support. She worked with Cesar Chavez, a fellow activist for farmworkers, to organize the farmworkers into a single union. From organizing boycotts to lobbying for the farmworkers' job conditions, Huerta relentlessly strove to help others."

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This is an excellent biography to teach about activism and specifically, the United Farm Workers movement. This book is full of photographs, sidebars, maps, timelines, as well as engaging stories ... Read full review

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My new idol:" Dolores Huerta!!


It Can Be Done
Founding a Union
A Boycott Begins 65
Life and Times 96

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About the author (2008)

Robin S. Doak has been writing for children for more than 19 years. A former editor of Weekly Reader and U*S*Kids magazine, Doak has authored fun and educational materials for kids of all ages. She is a past winner of the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award. She lives with her family in Maine.