Cesar

Si, Se Puede!

By Carmen T. Bernier-Grand; David Diaz (Illustrator)
(Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761452836, 48pp.)

Publication Date: April 2006

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Description
Born in 1927 in Yuma, Arizona, Cesar Chavez lived the hard-scrabble life of a migrant worker during the Depression. Although his mother wanted him to get an education, Cesar left school after eighth grade to work. He grew to be a charismatic leader and founded the National Farm Workers Association, an organization that fought for basic rights for farm workers. In powerful poems and dramatic stylized illustrations, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and David Diaz pay tribute to Chavez's legacy helping migrant workers improve their lives by doing things by themselves for themselves.



About the Author
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is a storyteller who works in schools and libraries in the Pacific Northwest. This is her first I Can Read Book. She was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in Portland, OR.

Ernesto Ramos Nieves is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. This is his first picturebook. He was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in New York, NY.



David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including "Smoky Night" by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; "The Wanderer" by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and "Diego: Bigger Than Life" by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpre Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.
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