Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Harvesting Hope : The Story of Cesar Chavez

by Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull celebrates our most important Hispanic civil rights leader.

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780152014377
ISBN-10: 0152014373
Pages: 48
Publication Date: 03/01/2003
Carton Quantity: 34
Grade Level: 1,2,3

Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.

Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that--maybe--he could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened.

An author's note provides historical context for the story of Cesar Chavez's life.

Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com. Read More

Yuyi Morales

YUYI MORALES is a promising new picture book illustrator. A native of Mexico, she now lives in San Francisco where she is pursuing a degree in creative writing and developing her career as an artist. She is also a puppet-maker and the host of a Spanish-language storytelling radio show. Read More