The Life of Dolores Huerta
Gillia M. Olson
Explore Dolores Huerta’s life as a union labor leader and civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography.
¡Sí, se puede! Yes, we can! Huerta coined this phrase, which became a rally cry for farm workers. Fighting alongside Cesar Chavez, Huerta helped California farm workers gain fair pay and safe work conditions. Her ideas and tenacity paved the way to new labor laws and reform. As an outspoken Hispanic woman, Huerta has battled both gender and race discrimination in her fight for equal rights. She has never given up and continues today to be a social justice icon. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Dolores Huerta’s major life moments for elementary readers.
Carefully leveled text and historical and current photos engage elementary readers and support history and social studies curriculum. Table of contents, glossary, index, further resources, and author bio are included.
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READING LEVEL: GRADE 3 AND UP
LEXILE LEVEL: 610L
ATOS LEVEL: Pending
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Lexile Levels: 550L - 610L
Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"