Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La Historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez

by Monica Brown

Hardcover, 2010




Rayo (2010), Edition: Bilingual, Hardcover, 32 pages


Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farmworkers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history.Algo especial sucedió cuando Dolores Huerta y César Chávez se conocieron. Ellos lucharon juntos por los derechos de los campesinos. Lado a lado cultivaron esperanza, cambiando el curso de la historia.

Media reviews

Cepeda's highly textural paintings—using oils, acrylics, and collage—never put the duo on a pedestal, and instead emphasize the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Sullywriter
Good to see a book that highlights the work of both Chavez and Huerta.
LibraryThing member CarrieHardesty
I enjoyed this picture book for two main reasons. First, I like how the content of the book is made appropriate for children. A young reader is able to read this biography and understand the information that is important about Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez. The author, Monica Brown, writes the information in a way that is kid-friendly. However, along with the kid-friendly biography, a note for parents and teachers is included in the back of the book. This note has in-depth information about Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez for adults. Second, I really liked the illustrations in this picture book. At the beginning of the book, the author is describing the lives of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez before they had met. As a result, the pages have a white border separating them and the backgrounds are different colors. It is not until they meet and start working together that the pages become cohesive and blend into one continuous illustration.

The big idea of this story is that determination, passion, and teamwork are all powerful things.
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LibraryThing member ayala.yannet
As you can see, I have almost read all of Minca Brown's books. If I were a child again, I would have loved all these books. Thankfully I can share them with my students. In this bilingual sided by side books tell the story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez in a compare-contrast kind-of style.

Physical description

32 p.; 10 inches


0061227811 / 9780061227813

Local notes

young readers: picture books
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