Project Description

Awards and Honors

#58 on USA Today’s 100 Greatest Books for Kids
ALA Pura Belpre Honor Book
ALA Notable Children’s Book
2003 Picture Book Award, Jane Addams Peace Association
Winner of 2004 Christopher Award
Honor Book, 2003 Americas Award
Elizabeth Burr Award for Distinguished Achievement in Children’s Literature, from the Wisconsin Library Association
Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts, Children’s Literature Assembly
Southern California Children’s Booksellers Award
School Library Journal’s “Best Children’s Books of 2003”
Book Links Magazine, “Lasting Connections of 2003”
The Carter G. Woodson Honor Book Award, National Council for the Social Studies
On the master lists for the Texas Bluebonnet Award
Kansas’s William Allen White Children’s Book Awards
Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Maine’s Student Book Awards
Rhode Island Children’s Book Awards

Reviews & Praise

The dramatic story of Chavez’s 340-mile march to protest the working conditions of migrant farmworkers in California is the centerpiece of this well-told biography. A fine addition to any collection.

Krull’s language demonstrates a poetic sensibility….An inspiring picture-book account of a young boy who grew up to change the world.

A lyrical portrait of a glorious early boyhood on his family’s Arizona ranch opens the sympathetic narrative…. Krull selects details that the target audience will readily understand.
–Publishers Weekly, starred review

One person can make a difference is a message that resonates throughout Krull’s stirring biography.
–San Francisco Chronicle

Krull and Morales introduce a long-neglected figure from recent history to a new audience in an informative, eye-catching manner. A notable achievement.

Complete Information for Teachers at Yuyi Morales’s website

National Endowment for the Humanities book trailer

Available in Spanish (hardcover and paperback)
Cosechando esperanza: La historia de César Chávez