Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor

Alex Van Tol (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194688

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Dolores Huerta grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrant farm workers, most of them Mexican immigrants with virtually no access to the system of labor laws and conditions under which they lived and worked, Dolores became an outspoken activist and organizer. She founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 with legendary Mexican American labor leader Cesar Chavez, and also worked toward improving the lives of workers, voters, immigrants, and women.

Reading Level
Lexile
1019L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
W
ATOS
6.9
DRA
60
Categories
Genre
Biographies Cultural/Diversity History Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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