¡Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A.

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Diana Cohn
Illustrator(s):
Francisco Delgado
Age Group:
5 and up
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN:
978-0938317890
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture

This bilingual fictional story is set against the backdrop of the successful janitors' strike in Los Angeles in 2000. It tells about Carlitos, whose mother is a janitor. She and the other janitors have decided to go on strike. How will Carlitos support his mother? He and the other children in his class join the marchers with a very special sign for his mom: "Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!"

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