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(List compiled by amigo Miguel Lopez, creative teacher.)

Books About the Life and Spirit of César Chávez

Ada, Alma Flor & Campoy, F. Isabel (2000). Paths: José Martí, Frida Kahlo, César Chávez. Miami, FL: Santillana.

Anaya, Rudolfo (2000). Elegy on the Death of César Chávez. TX: Cinco Puntos.

Collins, David R. (1996). Farmworker’s Friend: The Story of César Chávez. MN: First Avenue Editions.

Davis, Lucile (1998). César Chávez. MN: Bridgestone.

Ferris, Susan & Sandoval, Ricardo (1997). The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.

Krull, Kathleen (2003). Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. NY: Harcourt.

McGregor, Ann (2000). Remembering César. CA: Quill Driver.

Schaefer, Lola M (1999). César Chávez. MN: Pebble.

Zannos, Susan (1999). César Chávez: Real Life Reader Biography. DW: Mitchell Lane.

Books About the UFW/La Causa

Atkin, S. Beth (1993). Voices From The Fields: Children of Migrant Farmworkers Tell Their Stories. Canada: Little, Brown, & Company.

Ruiz, Dana Catharine de & Larios, Richard (1993). La Causa: The Migrant Farmworkers’ Story. NY: Steck- Vaughn.

Soto, Gary (2000). Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker. NY: Persea.

Books About Farmworkers & Farmworker Life

Ada, Alma Flor (1997). Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English. NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc.

Altman, Linda Jacobs (1993). Amelia’s Road/El Camino de Amelia. NY: Lee & Low.

Ancona, George (2001). Harvest. NY: Bookman.

Bunting, Eve (1994). A Day’s Work. NY: Clarion

Dorros, Arthur (1993). Radio Man: A Story in English and Spanish. NY: HarperCollins.

Herrera, Juan Felipe (1995). Calling the Doves/El Canto de las Palomas. CA: Children’s Book.

Jiménez, Francisco (1997). The Circuit/Cajas de Carton. MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Paulsen, Gary (1995). The Tortilla Factory/La Tortillería. FL: Harcourt Brace & Company.

Pérez, L. King (2002). First Day in Grapes. NY: Lee & Low.

Rendon, Marci R. & Bellville, Cheryl Walsh (2001). Farmer’s Market. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books.

Ryan, Pam Muñoz (2000). Esperanza Rising. NY: Scholastic.

Books About Mexicano Immigrants

Anzaldúa, Gloria (1993). Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado. CA: Children’s Book Press.

Bunting, Eve (1996). Going Home. NY: Harper Collins.

Elya, Susan Middleton (2002). Home at Last. NY: Lee & Low.

Herrera, Juan Felipe (2000). The Upside Down Boy/El niño de Cabeza. CA: Children’s Book Press.

Jiménez, Francisco (1998). La Mariposa/La Mariposa. MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Medina, Jane (1999). My Name is Jorge on Both Sides of the River. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.

Pérez, Amada Irma (2002). My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario de Aquí hasta Allá. SF: Children’s Book Press.

Books About Mexicano Culture and Life Experiences in the United States

Alarcón, Francisco (1999). Angels Ride Bikes/Los Ángeles Andan en Bicicleta. SF: Children’s Book Press.

Anaya, Rudolfo (1998). Farolitos Abuelo. NY: Hyperion.

Anaya, Rudolfo (1995). The Farolitos of Christmas. NY: Hyperion.

Anzaldúa, Gloria (1996). Prietita and the Ghost Woman/Prietita y La Llorona. SF: Children’s Book Press.

Bertrand, Diane Gonzales (2001). Uncle Chente’s Picnic. TX: Piñata.

Bertrand, Diane Gonzales (1999). Family, Familia. TX: Piñata.

Estes, Kristyn Rehling. Manuela’s Gift. SF: Children’s Book Press.

Fine, Edith Hope (1999). Under the Lemon Moon/Bajo la Luna de Limón. NY: Lee & Low.

Gonzalez, Ralfka (1995). My First Book of Proverbs/Mi Primer Libro de Dichos.

Jiménez, Francisco (2000). The Christmas Gift/El Regalo de Navidad. MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Lomas Garza, Carmen (1990). Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia. SF: Children’s Book Press.

Lomas Garza, Carmen (1996). In My Family/En Mi Familia. SF: Children’s Book Press.

López De Mariscal, Blanca (1995). The Harvest Birds/Los Pájaros de la Cosecha. CA: Children’s Book.

Mora, Pat (1999). The Rainbow Tulip. NY: Penguin.

Mora, Pat (2001). Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers. NY: Lee & Low.

Mora, Pat (1997). Tomás and the Library Lady/Tomás y La Señora de la Biblioteca. NY: Knopf.

Pérez, Amada Irma (2000). My Very Own Room/Mi Propio Cuartito. SF: Children’s Book Press.

Rodríguez, Luis (1997). América is her Name/La Llaman América. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press.

Thomas, Jane Resh (1994). Lights on the River. NY: Hyperion

Torres, Leyla (1998). Liliana’s Grandmothers/Las Abuelas de Liliana. NY: Mirasol.

Books About Individuals that Influenced César Chávez [Chavez’ Leaders]

Demi (2001). Gandhi. NY: McElderry.

Joslin, Mary & Wisenfeld, Alison (1997). The Good Man of Assisi. TN: Lion.

Rappaport, Doreen (2001). Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NY: Hyperion Books.

Ringgold, Faith (1995). My Dream of Martin Luther King. NY: Crown.

Schaaf, V. Mylo (2000). Our Gandhi: Child of Fear to Man of Freedom. Tomales, CA: Nilgiri Press.

Music and Books About César Chávez, the UFW, and Mexicano Culture and Life in the United States

Orozco, Jose Luis (1997). Corridos: Mexicanos y Chicanos CA: Arcoiris Records, Inc.

Orozco, Jose Luis (1997). Children’s Folklore In Spanish: Cancionero. CA: Arcoiris Records, Inc.

Orozco, Jose Luis (1997). Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers): & Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America. NY: Dutton Children’s Books.

Books About Everyday Heroes

Bridges, Ruby (1999). Through My Eyes. NY: Scholastic Press.

English, Karen (2000). Speak English for Us, Marisol! Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman.

Rohmer, Harriet (1997). Just Like Me: Stories and Self- Portraits by Fourteen Artists. CA: Children’s Book.

Rohmer, Harriet (1999). Honoring Our Ancestors: Stories and Pictures by Fourteen Artistis. CA: Children’s Book.

Books About Caring for and Serving the Community

Chinn, Karen (1995). Sam and the Lucky Money. NY: Lee & Low Books.

Evans, Freddi Williams (2001). A Bus of Our Own. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company.

Littlesugar, Amy (2001). Freedom School, Yes! NY: Philomel.

Polacco, Patricia (1998). Thank You, Mr. Falker. NY: Philomel.

Books About the Search for Justice in the United States

Bruchac, Joseph (2002). Navajo Long Walk: The Tragic Story of a Proud People’s Forced March from their Homeland. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

Hamanaka, Sheila (1990). The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism, and Renewal. NY: Orchard Books.

Lorbiecki, Marybeth (1998). Sister Anne's Hands. NY: Dial Books.

McCully, Emily Arnold (1996). The Ballot Box Battle. NY: Alfred Knopf.

McKissack, Patricia (2001). Goin’ Someplace Special. NY: Atheneum Books.

Mitchell, Margaree King (1997). Granddaddy’s Gift. NY: Bridgewater Books.

Ringgold, Faith (1993). Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House. NY: Hyperion.

Uchida, Yoshiko (1993). The Bracelet. NY: Philomel.

Winter, Jeanette (1988). Follow the Drinking Gourd. NY: Alfred Knopf.

Yin (2001). Coolies. NY: Philomel.