Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights

by Brimner, Larry Dane.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 331.011 Brimner
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA 331.011 BRIMN
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 331.89 B77
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Nonfiction YA 331.892 BRI 2014
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*Discover the important history of California's migrant workers and their strike for fair wages during the Delano grape strike in the 1960's

*Learn about Latino civil rights activist César Chávez and Filipino-American labor organizer Larry Itliong

*From Sibert award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner

Here is the gripping story of the Grape Strike that stirred a nation, as well as the rise of Latino civil rights activist César Chávez and the United Farm Workers of America.

In the 1960's, while the United States was at war and racial tensions were boiling over, Filipino-American workers were demanding fair wages and decent living conditions in California's vineyards. When the workers walked off the fields in September 1965, the great Delano grape strike began. Did the signing of labor contracts with growers in 1970 mean an end to the problems of the American field laborers, or was it a short-lived truce? This nonfiction book for young readers follows the five-year long strike and also provides details about César Chávez and the United Farm Workers. Award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner's riveting text, complemented by black-and-white archival photographs and the words of workers, organizers, and growers, tells the powerful history.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Although a number of books celebrating César Chávez are available for younger children, few titles provide more in-depth coverage for older readers. This informative volume offers a detailed, nuanced discussion of the man and the California agricultural workers' movement. The story begins in 1965, with Filipino farm workers leaving the vineyards to strike for better wages and living conditions. Next, Brimner follows Chávez as he grows up in a family of migrant workers, becomes an organizer, and leads the National Farm Workers of America for many years, using tactics such as strikes, boycotts, and fasting. The book's large format and spacious design offer plenty of room for text, many black-and-white photos, stylized illustrations, wide borders, sidebars, and quotes (in Spanish and English). Though portraying Chávez as hardworking, inspirational, and effective, the book also shows him as a controversial leader who, later in life, could be high-handed in directing what his union would do. Brimner also credits the contributions of Larry Itliong, from the Filipino movement, as well as Dolores Huerta and others within the NFWA while placing events within the political and social context of their turbulent times. Well researched, well sourced, and clearly written, this book is an excellent resource for young people.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Chavez, Cesar, -- 1927-1993.
National Farm Workers Association -- History.
Agricultural laborers -- California -- History.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- California -- History.
Filipino American migrant agricultural laborers -- Employment -- California -- History.
Mexican American agricultural laborers -- Employment -- California -- History.
Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- California -- History.
Strikes and lockouts -- Agricultural laborers -- California -- History.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Calkins Creek Books,2014
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Farm workers' fight for their rights
Language English
Description 172 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-161) and index.
ISBN 1590789970
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