Strike!: the farm workers' fight for their rights

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Publisher:
Calkins Creek Books,
Pub. Date:
[2014]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 8.5 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
1220L
Description
In 1965, as the grapes in California's Coachella Valley were ready to harvest, migrant Filipino American workers--who picked and readied the crop for shipping--negotiated a wage of $1.40 per hour, the same wage growers had agreed to pay guest workers from Mexico. But when the Filipino grape pickers moved north to Delano, in the Central Valley, and again asked for $1.40 an hour, the growers refused. The ensuing conflict set off one of the longest and most successful strikes in American history. In Strike!, award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner dramatically captures that story. Brimner, a master researcher, fills this riveting account of the strike and its aftermath with the words of migrant workers, union organizers, and grape growers, as well as archival images that capture that first strike in 1965 and the ones that subsequently followed. Includes an author's note, bibliography, and source notes.
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ISBN:
9781590789971
Reading Level:
MG
Level 8.5, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
1220L
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subject_facet Agricultural laborers -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature
Agricultural laborers -- Labor unions -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature
Chavez, Cesar, -- 1927-1993 -- Juvenile literature
Filipino American migrant agricultural laborers -- Employment -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature
Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970 -- Juvenile literature
Mexican American agricultural laborers -- Employment -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature
Migrant agricultural laborers -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature
National Farm Workers Association -- History -- Juvenile literature
title_display Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights
title_full Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights / Larry Dane Brimner
title_short Strike! :
title_sub the farm workers' fight for their rights
topic_facet Agricultural laborers
Chavez, Cesar
Employment
Filipino American migrant agricultural laborers
Grape Strike, Calif., 1965-1970
History
Labor unions
Mexican American agricultural laborers
Migrant agricultural laborers