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Strike!: The Farm Workers’ Fight for their Rights

On September 8, 1965, in Delano, California, hundreds of Filipino field hands laid down their tools and refused to harvest vines laden with fruit. Led by Larry Itliong and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, the field hands insisted on adequate wages for their demanding work. Their actions that Wednesday unleashed one of the most important agricultural strikes in U.S. history. Soon Cesar Chavez and his struggling union joined the fight. Over the next five years, tens of thousands of farm workers demanded justice in the fields. PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 2014; Grades 5 and above “A skillful, compelling account of the complicated history of Cesar Chavez and the farm workers movement, set in the context of the social and political tensions of the times. . . . With an appealing design and many black-and-white photographs, this paints a vivid, detailed picture of an important labor movement and its controversial yet inspiring leader.” --KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review School Library Journal -- starred review Booklist -- starred review ALA Best Multicultural Book VOYA Perfect Tens Orbis Pictus Recommended Book -- NCTE                                                  Notable Book for a Global Society -- IRA Americas Award Honorable Mention Junior Library Guild Selection Educators’ Guide Strike! Q/A with the Author                                                                                                    
© Larry Dane Brimner, Trustee, Brimner/Gregg Trust, 2015; Home Page Author Photo Credit: Roxyanne Young
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Strike!: The Farm Workers’ Fight for their Rights

On September 8, 1965, in Delano, California, hundreds of Filipino field hands laid down their tools and refused to harvest vines laden with fruit. Led by Larry Itliong and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, the field hands insisted on adequate wages for their demanding work. Their actions that Wednesday unleashed one of the most important agricultural strikes in U.S. history. Soon Cesar Chavez and his struggling union joined the fight. Over the next five years, tens of thousands of farm workers demanded justice in the fields. PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 2014; Grades 5 and above “A skillful, compelling account of the complicated history of Cesar Chavez and the farm workers movement, set in the context of the social and political tensions of the times. . . . With an appealing design and many black-and-white photographs, this paints a vivid, detailed picture of an important labor movement and its controversial yet inspiring leader.” --KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review School Library Journal -- starred review Booklist -- starred review ALA Best Multicultural Book VOYA Perfect Tens Orbis Pictus Recommended Book -- NCTE                                                  Notable Book for a Global Society -- IRA Americas Award Honorable Mention Junior Library Guild Selection Educators’ Guide Strike! Q/A with the Author