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That''s Not Fair! / ¡No Es Justo! : Emma Tenayuca''s Struggle for Justice/La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia

By: Tafolla, Carmen.
Contributor(s): Teneyuca, Sharyll | Ybáñez, Terry.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : Wings Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (46 p.).ISBN: 9781609400569.Subject(s): Labor leaders | Labor leaders - United States | Labor leaders --United States --Biography --Juvenile literature | Spanish language materials - Bilingual | Tenayuca, Emma | Tenayuca, Emma, --1916-1999 --Juvenile literature | Women | Women labor leaders - United States | Women labor leaders --United States --Biography --Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: That''s Not Fair! / ¡No Es Justo! : Emma Tenayuca''s Struggle for Justice/La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justiciaDDC classification: 331.88092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Front Flap ; Copyright; 1925...; 1938...; Emma Tenayuca; About the Authors and Illustrator; Back Flap; Back Cover
Summary: A vivid depiction of the early injustices encountered by a young Mexican-American girl in San Antonio in the 1920''s, this book tells the true story of Emma Tenayuca. Emma learns to care deeply about poverty and hunger during a time when many Mexican Americans were starving to death and working unreasonably long hours at slave wages in the city''s pecan-shelling factories. Through astute perception, caring, and personal action, Emma begins to get involved and eventually, at the age of 21, leads 12,000 workers in the first significant historical action in the Mexican-American struggle for justice. Emma Tenayuca''s story serves as a model for young and old alike about courage, compassion, and the role everyone can play in making the world fairer. Una representación vívida de las injusticias con las que se encuentra una joven mexicano-americana en San Antonio en las décadas de 1920 y 1930, este libro cuenta la historia verdadera de Emma Tenayuca. Emma aprende a preocuparse por la pobreza y el hambre durante una época cuando muchos mexicano-americanos se morían de inanición y trabajaban horas excesivamente largas por sueldos exiguos en las fábricas de pacana. A través de percepción perspicaz, un buen corazón y acción personal, Emma empieza a involucrarse y al final, a los 21 años, lleva a 12.000 trabajadores a tomar acción por la primera vez en la historia de la lucha mexicano-americana por la justicia.  El relato de Emma Tenayuca sirve de modelo para tanto los jóvenes como los adultos sobre el valor, la compasión y el papel que puede desempeña quienquiera en hacer más justo el mundo.
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Cover; Front Flap ; Copyright; 1925...; 1938...; Emma Tenayuca; About the Authors and Illustrator; Back Flap; Back Cover

A vivid depiction of the early injustices encountered by a young Mexican-American girl in San Antonio in the 1920''s, this book tells the true story of Emma Tenayuca. Emma learns to care deeply about poverty and hunger during a time when many Mexican Americans were starving to death and working unreasonably long hours at slave wages in the city''s pecan-shelling factories. Through astute perception, caring, and personal action, Emma begins to get involved and eventually, at the age of 21, leads 12,000 workers in the first significant historical action in the Mexican-American struggle for justice. Emma Tenayuca''s story serves as a model for young and old alike about courage, compassion, and the role everyone can play in making the world fairer. Una representación vívida de las injusticias con las que se encuentra una joven mexicano-americana en San Antonio en las décadas de 1920 y 1930, este libro cuenta la historia verdadera de Emma Tenayuca. Emma aprende a preocuparse por la pobreza y el hambre durante una época cuando muchos mexicano-americanos se morían de inanición y trabajaban horas excesivamente largas por sueldos exiguos en las fábricas de pacana. A través de percepción perspicaz, un buen corazón y acción personal, Emma empieza a involucrarse y al final, a los 21 años, lleva a 12.000 trabajadores a tomar acción por la primera vez en la historia de la lucha mexicano-americana por la justicia.  El relato de Emma Tenayuca sirve de modelo para tanto los jóvenes como los adultos sobre el valor, la compasión y el papel que puede desempeña quienquiera en hacer más justo el mundo.

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Carmen Tafolla is one of the most anthologized of all Latina poets, with poems for both adults and children appearing in more than 200 anthologies. She is the author of the Bluebonnet Award-nominated Baby Coyote and the Old Woman. Sharyll Teneyuca is a social justice lawyer and the niece of Emma Tenayuca. Terry Ybáñez is the illustrator of Christmas Tree: El Árbol de Navidad and Hairs/Pelitos. They all live in San Antonio, Texas.

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