Published by Lerner Publishing Group on 1996
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Historical
As a boy working in the fields of California, Cesar Chavez learned first-hand about injustice. His migrant worker family was overworked and underpaid. Even worse, there seemed to be no way to change things. Later, when he became a community organizer, Chavez gained the tools and the skills to fight injustice. Working to build a union for farmworkers became Cesar Chavez's life-long goal. Until his death in 1993, he fought tirelessly for the rights of farmworkers. Some called him a labor leader, others a political activist. As for Chavez himself, he was simply happy and proud to be called the farmworker's friend.