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CESAR CHAVEZ

A Photographic Essay

by Ilan Stavans
Currently out of stock.
$13.95


Américas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature Commended Title, 2011
2011 Skipping Stones Honor Award
In more than 40 compelling photographs, with Chavez’s compelling words and actions trimming the pages. Stavans makes it abundantly clear that Cesar Chavez’s life should not be forgotten. — National Catholic Reporter

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1-933693-22-3
13-digit ISBN9781933693224
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Page Count96 pages, 50 B&W photographs
Product Dimensions8.25" x 8.25" x .30"
Publication DateMarch 1, 2010
RightsAll Rights Available
Who was Cesar Chavez? Essay and photographs restore this man to his place in American history.

Chavez has become a hero, an icon, so it’s difficult for people, especially young people, to understand him simply as a man. Esteemed Latin American scholar and writer Ilan Stavans, supported by 40-plus photographs from archival collections at the Cesar Chavez Foundation, restores this man’s humanity so that readers can understand his struggles as a labor organizer and civil rights activist for farm workers.

The book discusses his growing up and his family; his comadre Dolores Huerta, who stood with him from the beginning; his relationship with Dr. King and other activists in the broader struggles for civil rights for all peoples of color; and his insistence on being an activist for the rights of farm workers when so much media attention was given to the civil rights activists in the cities.

Ilan Stavans is a nationally respected Jewish-Latino writer and scholar. His story “Morirse está en hebreo” was made into the award-winning movie My Mexican Shivah produced by John Sayles. His books include Cesar Chavez: An Organizer’s Tale (Penguin, 2008), Dictionary Days (Graywolf), The Disappearance (TriQuarterly) and Resurrecting Hebrew (Random House). Stavans has received numerous awards, among them a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Jewish Book Award, the Latino Book Award and Chile’s Presidential Medal. He is a Professor in Latin American Culture at Amherst College.
National Catholic Reporter
Stavans makes it abundantly clear that Chavez’s life should not be forgotten.
- August 6, 2010 
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