I was pleased as punch to share my hero's story. I'm also excited to donate a portion of my royalties to help Dolores continue her work. Please visit the Dolores Huerta Foundation's website, to learn more about how you can support Dolores.
Want to See My Book? Do you?
I wrote a book about my hero, Dolores Huerta. I like Dolores because she stands up to bullies. She protects people.
Guess how many words are in the story? 660.
Guess how long it took me to write it? 10 years!
See that guy next to me? That’s Robert Casilla! The illustrator!!
I was so excited to meet Robert when we were honored by the Jane Addams Peace Association. I’m grateful for his amazing work on the book!
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Psst...here's what people have to say about this book. Read a review!
"Warren’s debut provides a much-needed biography of a heroine in the struggle for migrant farmworkers’ rights. A welcome title for children and educators alike." -Kirkus Reviews (read full review)
"First-time children’s book author Warren creates a stirring portrait of activist Huerta, focusing on her efforts to improve the lives of migrant workers. "-Publishers Weekly (read full review)
"Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers, by Sarah Warren, illustrated by Robert Casilla, is a great entry point into the ideas of justice and fairness and tells the inspiring story of an amazing woman." -These Little Piggies Had Tofu (read full review)
"In this engaging picture-book biography, Huerta is described as 'a teacher...a detective...a friend...a warrior... an organizer...a storyteller…' and so much more. Warren introduces readers to the strong Latina leader, born in New Mexico in 1930, who became an advocate for migrant workers and vice president and cofounder of the National Farm Workers Association." -Barbara Auerbach, School Library Journal; May 2012, Vol. 58 Issue 5 (read full review)
"Minneapolis Head Start teacher Sarah Warren describes Huerta in this picture book as a detective who followed hungry kids home to offer help, a friend to farm workers, a warrior who stands up to the bosses, an organizer, a storyteller who explains why some farms are not healthy places, a peacemaker who won't use violence and a fortuneteller who promised the bosses the workers would stop picking grapes if they were mistreated." -Mary Ann Grossmann, St. Paul Pioneer Press (read full review)
Watch this ad. Do you hear the grand, fancy voice talking? That's my dad!