In this illustrated biography from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll learn about the early life and greatest accomplishments of Filipino farmworker and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, Philip Vera Cruz.
Philip Vera Cruz came to the United States from the Philippines in search of an education. Instead, he became a farmworker to survive. This turn of events led Philip and other Filipino farmworkers, the manongs, to start the historic strike in Delano, California that led to a grape boycott and the birth of the infamous United Farm Workers union. Learn about Philip Vera Cruz's life and accomplishments in this nonfiction biography, part of the Leaders Like Us series. Featuring 24 pages with vibrant illustrations, this children's book also includes a timeline, post-reading questions, and an interactive activity to help develop reading comprehension skills.
History is filled with inspiring leaders who made a difference in their communities and in our world. Each book in this illustrated biography series tells the story of an important leader in science, the arts, government, activism, and other fields. Texts focus on each leader's early life and greatest accomplishments. Each book includes a time line, questions for discussion, and an extension activity.