Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

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By Kathleen Krull
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
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Cesar Chavez is known as one of Americas greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasnt 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 thatmaybehe could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened. An authors note provides historical context for the story of Cesar Chavezs life.

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1880 words1,880 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile AD880LLexile AD880L
Grade 4 to 6Grade 4 to 6
Published 2003Published 2003

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