A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez

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A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez

By David A. Adler; Michael S. Adler; Marie Olofsdotter (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823422029, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to helping American farmworkers. As a child growing up in California during the Great Depression, he picked produce with his family. Cesar saw firsthand how unfairly workers were treated. As an adult, he organized farmworkers into unions and argued for better pay and fair working conditions. He was jailed for his efforts, but he never stopped urging people to stand up for their rights. Young readers will be inspired by the fascinating life story of this champion of social justice.

About the Author
DAVID ADLER has written more than a hundred books, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and Mama Played Baseball. He lives on Long Island, New York.

David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler have collaborated on several books in the Picture Book Biography series. "A Picture" "Book of John" and "Abigail Adams" was called "impressive" by "Kirkus Reviews". Both authors live in New York State.

Marie Olofsdotter is a Swedish-born visual artist who has worked as a freelance designer and performer in Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, and Minnesota. She currently teaches mask-making, puppetry, and scenic design to children in Minneapolis, where she has lived since 1982.