We Are Not Beasts of Burden

This in-depth portrayal of Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike begins with an introduction to California's agricultural industry and the little-known history of diverse migrant farmworkers (Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino) the industry relied upon until a program was established to bring Mexican workers to the fields. It is within this context that Cesar Chavez's story and the events leading up to the Grape Strike unfold, providing extensive information on the formation of the United Farmworkers Union and subsequent efforts on behalf of migrant workers.

Age Level: 12-14
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books