Streets named Cesar Chavez have begun to spring up in most major cities in the United States. His image and his cry of "Uvas no!" have appeared on television news programs, bumper stickers, and in various other places in our popular consciousness. His struggle lives on as an inspiration for activists and nonviolent protestors, and his supporters seek to educate people about his ideals and his non-violent protests.
Now, his life story becomes available to a younger generation in Cesar Chavez: A Struggle for Justice / Cesar Chavez: La lucha por la justicia. Richard Griswold del Castillo's text follows the pioneering organizer from his childhood on a small farm in Yuma, Arizona, where Chavez first encountered discrimination through the family's experience as migrant workers during the Great Depression. The text goes on to trace the growth of these seed experiences through Chavez' later life.
Through bold colors and true-to-life illustrations, Cesar Chavez' life is laid out for young children and their parents to share in a discussion of the life of a visionary Latino figure who cultivated the roots of our future.