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The Resource Dennis Chávez : the first Hispanic US senator, by Cissie Coy ; Spanish translation by / traduccion al espanol de Gabriela Baeza Ventura = Dennis Chávez : el primer senador hispano de los Estados Unidos / por Cissie Coy ; traducción al español de Gabriela Baeza Ventura

Dennis Chávez : the first Hispanic US senator, by Cissie Coy ; Spanish translation by / traduccion al espanol de Gabriela Baeza Ventura = Dennis Chávez : el primer senador hispano de los Estados Unidos / por Cissie Coy ; traducción al español de Gabriela Baeza Ventura

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Dennis Chávez : the first Hispanic US senator
Title
Dennis Chávez
Title remainder
the first Hispanic US senator
Statement of responsibility
by Cissie Coy ; Spanish translation by / traduccion al espanol de Gabriela Baeza Ventura = Dennis Chávez : el primer senador hispano de los Estados Unidos / por Cissie Coy ; traducción al español de Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Title variation
  • Dennis Chavez, the first Hispanic US senator
  • Dennis Chavez, el primer senador hispano de los Estados Unidos
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Dennis Chávez was born in the small farming community of Los Chávez in 1888 in what was then the Territory of New Mexico. His childhood home had dirt floors and no indoor plumbing. As a boy, he tended his father's crops and sheep. He spoke only Spanish and never went to high school or college. This bilingual "flip" book for intermediate readers recounts the inspiring story of Dennis Chávez, who in spite of having to drop out of school in the seventh grade to get a job to help his family, went on to graduate from Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC, and represent New Mexico in the US Senate for twenty-seven years. Dennis Chávez saw and experienced injustice from an early age. When he refused to deliver groceries to railroad strike breakers, he lost his first job. This first-hand involvement with labor conflicts fanned his interest in both law and government, and throughout his long career he consistently supported workers, minorities and regular people. He fought against the "whites only" practices that were rampant in the South, introducing legislation to ban discrimination in hiring. Holding strong to his belief in justice, he spoke out against McCarthyism on the Senate floor. Senate seniority gave Chávez powerful responsibility over the US budget for military defense and public works projects such as the remaking of the nation's highways. Spanning American history from 1888-1962--from the frontier where Indian raids were still common to the country's power-filled corridors in Washington, DC--this book written by his granddaughter will give young readers an eye-opening look at the difficulties faced by non-whites and the intolerance that was common as recently as the latter half of the twentieth century and is still an issue today."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Grades 4-6
  • Ages 8-12
Language note
Text in English and Spanish on inverted pages. Texto en español e inglés en páginas invertidas
LC call number
E748.C523
LC item number
C69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Dennis Chávez : the first Hispanic US senator, by Cissie Coy ; Spanish translation by / traduccion al espanol de Gabriela Baeza Ventura = Dennis Chávez : el primer senador hispano de los Estados Unidos / por Cissie Coy ; traducción al español de Gabriela Baeza Ventura
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
69 pages, 74 pages
Isbn
9781558858527
Lccn
2017027820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn982654611
Label
Dennis Chávez : the first Hispanic US senator, by Cissie Coy ; Spanish translation by / traduccion al espanol de Gabriela Baeza Ventura = Dennis Chávez : el primer senador hispano de los Estados Unidos / por Cissie Coy ; traducción al español de Gabriela Baeza Ventura
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
69 pages, 74 pages
Isbn
9781558858527
Lccn
2017027820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn982654611

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