Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez (Who HQ Graphic Novels)

by Terry Blas (Author) Mar Julia (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Discover the story behind Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike -- written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Mar Julia. Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new program from the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series that spotlights pivotal moments in historical figures' lives in graphic novel form! Follows Cesar Chavez and the National Farmworkers Association, as they set out on a difficult 300-mile protest march in support of farm workers' rights. A story of hope, solidarity, and perseverence, 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.

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Terry Blas
Terry Blas is the illustrator and writer behind the viral webcomics You Say Latino and You Say Latinx (Vox.com). He has written comics for Ariana Grande and the series Steven Universe, and Rick and Morty. His original graphic novels are Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom (Oni Press), Hotel Dare (Kaboom!), and Lifetime Passes (Abrams/Surely Books 2021). He is the writer for the Marvel superhero series Reptil, as well as Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez (Penguin Workshop). He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his husband, Scott, and their dog, Alfie.

Mar Julia is an Ignatz award-nominated cartoonist and illustrator from Providence, Rhode Island. Their debut graphic novel Brownstone, a collaboration with writer Samuel Teer, is scheduled for release from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Versify imprint in 2022.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593224502
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
October 20, 2021
Series
Who HQ Graphic Novels
BISAC categories
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF018030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic/Latino
JNF062020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | History
Library of Congress categories
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