Today, the Library is happy to celebrate César Chávez, a civil rights leader who advocated for the rights of workers and Latinx people. To help celebrate César Chávez Day, the Library is highlighting books about Chávez and the Farmworkers’ Movement.

The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders by Luis D. Leon

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement by Matthew Garcia

Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can): Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution by Peter Matthiessen

Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974 by Gordon K. Mantler

The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming Since the Dust Bowl by Sarah D. Wald

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