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Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker

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This inspiring story of Jessie De La Cruz, the United Farmer Workers, and la Causa is told as only Gary Soto—novelist, essayist, poet, and himself a field laborer during his teens—can tell it, with respect, empathy, and deep compassion for the working poor.


A field worker from the age of five, Jessie knew poverty, harsh working conditions, and the exploitation of Mexicans a
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 17th 2002 by Persea (first published January 1st 2001)
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Kris Odahowski
Do you know Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, well you should know Jessie De La Cruz artfully done information packed biography by Gary Soto should be a part of every American Library. Soto takes us to Jessie early life and the struggle of American Migrant workers. This book is available for check out at the Gadsden County Public Library.
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Gary Soto, born April 12, 1952, was raised in Fresno, California. He is the author of eleven poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly, Poetry International, and Poetry, which

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