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Jessie De La Cruz : Profile of a United Farm Worker (00 Edition)

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This inspiring story of Jessie De La Cruz, the United Farmer Workers, and la Causa is told as only Gary Soto--novelist, essayist, poet, and himself a field laborer during his teens--can tell it, with respect, empathy, and deep compassion for the working poor. A field worker from the age of five, Jessie knew poverty, harsh working conditions, and the exploitation of Mexicans and all poor people. Her response was to take a stand. She joined the fledgling United Farm Workers union and, at Cesar Chavez's request, became its first woman recruiter. She also participated in strikes, helped ban the crippling short-handle hoe, became a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, testified before the Senate, and met with the Pope. Jessie's life story personalizes an historical movement and shows teens how an ordinary woman became extraordinary through her will to make change happen, not just for herself but for others.

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This inspiring story of Jessie De La Cruz, the United Farmer Workers, and la Causa is told as only Gary Soto — novelist, essayist, poet, and himself a field laborer during his teens — can tell it, with respect, empathy, and deep compassion for the working poor.

A field worker from the age of five, Jessie knew poverty, harsh working conditions, and the exploitation of Mexicans and all poor people. Her response was to take a stand. She joined the fledgling United Farm Workers union and, at Cesar Chavez's request, became its first woman recruiter. She also participated in strikes, helped ban the crippling short-handle hoe, became a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, testified before the Senate, and met with the Pope.

Jessie's life story personalizes an historical movement and shows teens how an ordinary woman became extraordinary through her will to make change happen, not just for herself but for others.

Synopsis:

The acclaimed young adult biography of the UFW's first female organizer.

About the Author

Gary Soto, author of books for children, young adults, and adults, lives in Berkeley, California. His best-selling fiction includes Baseball in April and Buried Onions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892552856
Author:
Soto, Gary
Publisher:
Persea Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
Mexican american women
Subject:
Agricultural laborers
Subject:
Women labor union members.
Subject:
Women labor leaders
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Karen and Michael Braziller Books
Series Volume:
no. 97-846
Publication Date:
20021017
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 6 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.20x5.54x.38 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
12-18

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Product details 128 pages Persea Books - English 9780892552856 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This inspiring story of Jessie De La Cruz, the United Farmer Workers, and la Causa is told as only Gary Soto — novelist, essayist, poet, and himself a field laborer during his teens — can tell it, with respect, empathy, and deep compassion for the working poor.

A field worker from the age of five, Jessie knew poverty, harsh working conditions, and the exploitation of Mexicans and all poor people. Her response was to take a stand. She joined the fledgling United Farm Workers union and, at Cesar Chavez's request, became its first woman recruiter. She also participated in strikes, helped ban the crippling short-handle hoe, became a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, testified before the Senate, and met with the Pope.

Jessie's life story personalizes an historical movement and shows teens how an ordinary woman became extraordinary through her will to make change happen, not just for herself but for others.

"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed young adult biography of the UFW's first female organizer.
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