Harvesting Hope (Hardcover)

The Story of Cesar Chavez

By Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152014377, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2003



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.

Praise For Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

"One person can make a difference is a message that resonates throughout Krull's stirring biography..."