Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Book cover for Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull


Yuyi Morales

Book Summary

Cesar Chavez is known as one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn’t always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.

Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that–maybe–he could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened.

Latin American Culture, Immigrant Stories, Hope, Farming, Biographical Stories, Civil Rights Movements, Latinx

Age Range
Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Category
Latin American Descent