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Harvesting Hope
by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Yuyi Morales

What if you lost your beautiful home and had to move to a strange new place?
What if your new house was filthy and had no doors?
What if your whole family had to work in the fields and only got paid $.30 a day?
What if your boss wouldn't give you any food or clean water to drink?
What if you had no restroom?
What if your boss hit you because you complained?
What if you knew that your boss had murdered people because they quit?
What would you do?
Would you be courageous enough to do something about it?
Would you have enough character to find nonviolent ways to make changes?

Cesar Chavez did. This is the story of his life. The story of a man who many call a HERO.

Research Links for
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
by Kathleen Krull


Classroom Game: Cesar Chavez Tag: Cut out each box. Each student gets a card with an answer and a question.  The student with question Card #1 asks the question.  The student with the answer to that question stands, reads the answer, and asks his question.  The answer to the last question is on Card #1.


Kathleen Krull's Website

Cesar Chavez Foundation
United Farm Workers

Literary Connections:
Others Who Were Denied Freedom and Who Overcame

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds by Paula Yoo
The Passage to Freedom, by Ken Mochizuki
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
Crispin and the Cross of Lead by Avi
Fly High: The Story of Bessie Coleman by Louise & Mary Kay Kroeger
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges


Our special thanks to Ramón Pajares Box for the background music: ALBÉNIZ, Mateo (1760-1831) Spanish
Sonata, zapateado, arrg. for guitar (11k) Ramón Pajares Box


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