Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor
Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor
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Annotation: Examines the life, career, and legacy of human rights activist Dolores Huerta, detailing her many accomplishments in her struggle for human rights.
Catalog Number: #600007153
Format: Ebook
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Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: c2011
Pages: 112 p.
Territory: North America
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-427-19468-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-427-19468-8
Dewey: 921
Language: English
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Blazing trails in such disparate worlds as major-league baseball and high fashion, the individuals profiled in the Crabtree Groundbreakers Biographies series will interest a broad audience of young researchers. Each volume follows its subject from childhood through adult achievements, including each individual's activities today. Dolores Huerta, for example, discusses how the tireless advocate for farmworkers' rights has focused on urgent contemporary issues, such as the environmental and health risks of pesticides. The titles' drab formats, featuring merely serviceable black-and-white photos, are balanced by numerous direct quotes from the subjects and interesting sidebars on well-chosen subjects that add historical and cultural context to the biographies. A glossary, chronology, and suggestions for further reading, online and on the page, conclude each volume in this sturdy series.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 16,766
Reading Level: 6.9
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.9 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 140443 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 910L
Guided Reading Level: W

Born in 1930 in a small mining town in New Mexico and raised in the farming region of California's San Joaquin Valley, Dolores Huerta (born Dolores Fernndez) grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrant farm workers--most of them Mexican immigrants--Dolores became an outspoken activist and organizer. At the time, these workers had virtually no access to the system of labor laws and conditions under which they lived and worked. When she founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 with legendary Mexican American labor leader Csar Chvez, it became a seminal moment in U.S. labor history. This brave and resourceful leader in the struggle for human rights also worked toward improving the lives of workers, voters, immigrants, and women.

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