César Chávez

9781538215302. ea vol: tr. from English by Ana María García. 24p. (Pequeñas biografías de grandes personajes). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Gareth Stevens. Jan. 2018. lib. ed. $22.60.
Gr 1–3—The lives of six notable historical figures are explored in this beginning series for lower elementary schoolers. Each book covers the basic facts of each figure's life and their contributions to social justice, politics, and the arts. Full pages of text are matched with full-page photos, with updated information that is both relevant and inspiring. New vocabulary is in bold throughout, and definitions of each word are given at the end of each book. Although the content is current, students will need to look elsewhere to obtain more in-depth information about each person's life.
VERDICT These short but sweet biographies are a crowd-pleaser. A fine addition to robust collections.

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