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Hoping for a Better Life
From the Set A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library
Planting and harvesting crops is backbreaking labor that can take its toll on the strongest of workers. Migrant Farmworkers: Hoping for a Better Life introduces kids to the history and struggle of the many men, women, and children of Hispanic heritage who travel the United States in search of work and a better life for future generations.
- Rules of the Road
- Helping Hands
- "United We Stand"
- Crossing to El Norte
- Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.1|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
Author: Deborah Kent
Deborah Kent was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Little Falls. She graduated from Oberlin College and received a master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work. For four years, she was a social worker at University Settlement House on New York’s Lower East Side. In 1975, Ms. Kent moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she wrote her first young-adult novel, Belonging. In San Miguel, Ms. Kent helped to found the Centro de Crecimiento, a school for children with disabilities. Ms. Kent is the author of numerous young-adult novels and nonfiction titles for children. She lives in Chicago with her husband, children’s author R. Conrad Stein, and their daughter, Janna.