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Jessie De LA Cruz A Profile of a United Farm Worker by Gary Soto

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7600880M
ISBN 100613591542
ISBN 109780613591546

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Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker. The remarkable story of the UFW's first woman organizer, eloquently written for young adults. Here is a quiet hero--a farm worker who walked the fields of the San Joaquin Valley for nearly half a century. Jessie de la Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker by Soto, Gary and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Jessie De La Cruz by Gary Soto - . As one of the founders of the United Farm Workers of America, Jessie De La Cruz struggled for years to gain and protect the rights of Mexican-American laborers. SAVE TO LIST Other Books You Might Like. Jessie De La Cruz is a role model for all– an ordinary person who became extraordinary by making change happen, not only for herself but for others. “A portrait of a true American heroine.” —Studs Terkel.

  Jessie de la Cruz by Gary Soto, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(25). Jesse De La Cruz was expelled from high school during his sophomore year for participating in a riot and for the next thirty years lived contrary to the current of life and got involved in gangs, substance abuse, and crime.. In , Mr. De La Cruz enrolled in college and began his educational journey graduating with a Baccalaureate Degree in Sociology in and a Masters of Social Work.   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 and all poor. About Jessie de La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker - The remarkable story of the UFW's first woman organizer, eloquently written for young adu4/5(37).

Jessie de la Cruz. T CR 68, SR 32, TC Talk about what it was like growing up here during the 's, depression being a farmworker then. Well in we came up north from Watts, and it was terrible. I even hate to think back to it. We lived on tents that didn't have a floor, just dirt, mud I would say. The acclaimed young adult biography of the UFW's first female organizer. 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. Product Information. 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. The novel Jessie De la Cruz gives the first hand account of Jessie and what it was like being a farmworker throughout her life. The book starts up with what it was like growing up as the daughter of farmworkers, and then she continues by telling her experiences as an adult working the fields/5(3).