Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Title: Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Author: Kathleen Krull
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers’ miserable working conditions.
Lexile Level: 800
Guided Reading Level: R
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.