Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez (Cover-To-Cover Biographical Novels)

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While on detention for passing notes during a history lesson on Cesar Chavez, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to a vineyard in the 1960s, where they see first-hand what Chavez, the union strikes, and the Schenley boycott did for migrant workers.

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The group fell silent.  Kenneth felt goose bumps on his arms.  Guns, again.  These union farmworkers really faced danger.
     Chavez smiled gently.  "Think for a moment.  A man with a gun has a harder decision to make," he said. He paused.  "You -- the picketer -- you're just standing there.  You're just there.    It's up to him to do something.
     "You must listen," Chavez continued.  "If we fight back, every picket line would be a battle.  And who would be stronger in the fight?  Who would win?  Who has all the money?  The power?" Chavez asked.  He folded his arms.  "The growers.  The big people.  They would win.  This is the only way we can win.  No fighting back."

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Award-winning author Margo Sorenson was born in Washington, DC, but spent the first seven years of her life in Spain and Italy, cultivating her love for reading. After teaching at the middle- and high-school levels, Sorenson became a full-time writer of children's and young adult fiction. Through her characters, Sorenson hopes to introduce kids to new ideas and experiences.

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