BCB Side by Side (bilingual)



Award-winning author Monica Brown teamed up with acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda to create this powerful bilingual picture-book biography that pays tribute to Mexican American culture by beautifully narrating the collaboration between Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, two of the most influential people of the twentieth century. Now in paperback!

A powerful and accessible bilingual picture book that highlights "the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens."

Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together, Dolores and Cesar were able to motivate thousands of immigrant farmworkers to stand up for their rights. They organized many peaceful protests that helped the workers obtain better working conditions, better pay, and better lives.

In addition to the short, lively bilingual text, Monica Brown’s focus on Dolores Huerta—who coined the phrase “Sí se puede!” or “Yes we can!” which is the motto of the United Farm Workers of America—sets this apart from other biographies about Cesar Chavez and provides young girls with a strong female role model.