Cesar Chavez by Brenda Haugen
Crusader for Social Change (Signature Lives: Modern America series)

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Growing up in a family of migrant farm workers, Cesar Chavez saw the poor working conditions farm laborers faced firsthand. As an adult, Chavez worked to improve the lives of farm workers who often had limited resources and struggled to provide for their families. His life’s work as a civil rights leader helped countless laborers as he led them in peaceful work strikes and boycotts.
 

About Brenda Haugen

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Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog. Rosemary G. Palmer received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming. She is currently an associate professor in the College of Education at Boise State University. For many years she has studied children in history, and her research has focused on children's literacy of the past and present, children's memories, and nineteenth-century society. Rosemary has traveled the California, Oregon, and Mormon trails, and she is the author of journal articles about pioneer children and about literacy of young people today. She and her husband, Fred W. Palmer, are parents of two children.
 
Published July 1, 2007 by Compass Point Books. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Young Adult, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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