Si, se puede. Yes, we can. ---Dolores Huerta
We celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day –Friday, January 25, 2019– with a review of Marlene Targ Brill’s DOLORES HUERTA STANDS STRONG: THE WOMAN WHO DEMANDED JUSTICE (Ohio University Press).We love biographies for young readers. They are good for readers of all ages, because they are easy to read and immediately draw you into the person’s life. We had the pleasure of reading DOLORES HUERTA STANDS STRONG. It is a vivid portrait of a bold, courageous, outspoken woman who becomes an indispensable advocate for the rights of farm workers in California and then nationawide.Dolores quits her teaching job because she believes in helping the poor working farmers who were being victimized by greedy bosses lining their pockets while the workers and their families starved. Dolores realizes early that the way to change their deplorable conditions is to form a union. Her meeting with César Chávez is fate. Together they start the National Farm workers Association, which later becomes the United Farm Workers of America.Dolores was – and is -- a woman of faith. She was a single mother with 11 children, who trusted the kindness of others, and that fair treatment was what she wanted for all. Sometimes she lived in cramped rooms in other people’s homes or in the back of a car, but she was relentless in educating the farmers about unions, and passionate in her speeches on civil rights. There was plenty of suffering, setbacks and loss, but through it all she triumphed.
Photo by Angela L. TorresIn 2012, Dolores received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. She is a Wonder Woman and a role model to all – women and men.Ms. Brill’s book is well written and easy to read. It is a thorough and concise snapshot of Dolores Huerta’s life. This book is a great starting point for more research, and just enough to show readers what an extraordinary person Dolores is.#READYOUR WORLD
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 --January 25-- is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.
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Co-Hosts and Global Co-HostsWe’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also works tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
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TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Make A Way Media: MCBD’s super-popular (and crazy-fun) annual Twitter Party will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, at 9:00pm.EST. TONS of prizes and book bundles will be given away during the party. GO HERE for more details.
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Disclaimer: This book was complimentary in return for an honest review. Book donated to my local Library for others to discover the wonderful woman that is Dolores Huerta.