Before Dolores Huerta become a tireless advocate for the rights of farmworkers, children, immigrants, and others, and before her words "Sí, se puede" ("Yes, we can") became a rallying cry for people around the world, she was a child in the farming town of Stockton, California. There, she realized that her teachers underestimated her because she was Chicano. Later, as a teacher and young mother, Huerta quit her job to help organize her students' parents to stand up for their rights and make their community a better place to live. She eventually cofounded, with César Chávez, the organization that is today known as the United Farm Workers. In Dolores Huerta Stands Strong, young readers can follow Huerta's life from her childhood to her remarkable career as a labor and civil rights leader. As she worked for fair treatment for others, Dolores earned the nation's highest honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and become a beacon for us all. Book jacket.