Berne, Emma What’s your story Cesar Chavez? 31 pgs. Lerner, 2016. $14.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G NON-FICTION
features a bear cub reporter asking Cesar Chavez questions about his life. Everything,
including his childhood is geared around his life’s accomplishments, so growing
up on a farm in bad conditions led to his involvement with creating unions for
farmers. Many photographs are included.
Cub Reporter concept is fantastic, it helps to organize the information and
gives the book an interactive feel! Because of this books narrow focus, it
could not be successfully used for a biography report by a student, but may
work well for a teacher highlighting Mr. Chavez, as it is very short and clear.
Very little effort is made for the reader to get to know his personal life or
details of his childhood, which is what really grabs students readers. Although
this is an easier read (maybe 2-3 grade level) the concepts of unions and
strikes might be better understood by higher grades.
EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.