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Guzman, Lila.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Elementary, 2006
IL 3-6, RL 3.6
ISBN 0766023702
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How many of you like to eat grapes?  They are delicious, aren't they?  Have you ever thought about how they get to the supermarket for you to buy?  Who grows them?  Who picks them?  A man named Cesar Chavez changed the way the grapes -- and other crops -- are harvested.  Years ago, immigrant workers were used to pick the crops.  These were poor, uneducated workers who moved from place to place to follow the crops and get jobs where they could.  They were worked hard and paid very little.  When Cesar was growing up, his family were migrant workers so he knew what a hard life they had.  When he grew up, he did something about the bad conditions.  How could one man change so much?
SUBJECTS:     Chavez, Cesar, 1927-
                        Labor leaders.
                        Migrant labor -- Biography.
                        Mexican Americans -- Biography.
                        United Farm Workers -- History.

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