About This Book:
Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!
Follow Cesar Chavez and the National Farm Workers Association, as they set out on a difficult 300-mile protest march in support of farm workers’ rights. A story of hope, solidarity, and perseverance, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the famous Latino American Civil Rights leader — brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.
*Review Contributed by Karen Yingling, Staff Reviewer*
A great workers’ rights biography
I liked the illustration style, and the feel of the 1960s was captured well. The palette was tans and browns, with some dusky greens, which gave an agricultural feel to the book. I also loved the grape border on some of the text.
There is a whole series of Who HQ Graphic Novels, and the series also highlights Neil Armstrong, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart. It’s good to see occasional figures like Chavez and the 14th Dalai Lama, who don’t already have a lot of books about them, get a biographical treatment for young readers, and I hope that Penguin will include other lesser known but historically important individuals in future biographies.