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Voices from the Fields

Children of Migrant Farmworkers Tell Their Stories
By S. Beth Atkin (Trade Paperback, 2000)
Now in paperback, this critically acclaimed book features photographs, poems, and interviews with nine children who reveal the hardships and hopes of today's Mexican-American migrant farm workers and their families.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316056205

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2000

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback

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Now in paperback, this critically acclaimed book features photographs, poems, and interviews with nine children who reveal the hardships and hopes of today's Mexican-American migrant farm workers and their families.

S. Beth Atkin, a graduate of Barnard College, is a photographer and writer whose editorial and commercial work appears in national publications. To do research for this book she moved from New York City to the Salinas Valley in California, where she attended educational programs and visited the homes and schools of migrant children. She frequently lectures about farmworker issues and about her work, which focuses on children and youth.
  • Voices from the Fields:
    * "Even in the darkest situation, a sense of self-worth, ethnic pride, family, and hope shines through . . . A thoughtful tribute to the migrant experience." -School Library Journal, starred review
    * "Gives a voice to children who are rarely acknowledged and even more rarely heard." -Booklist, starred review
    "So much optimism and so much heartbreak are crammed into these stories that they defy summary, but their message is clear; education and communication are the tools for which there are no substitutes. Not a bad message for children speaking any language in any country." -The New York Times Book Review
    "The black and white photographs are honest and arresting . . . the [subjects' voices] share common experiences and socio-cultural legacies that give the book a powerful overall impact. "
    -The Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books
    "A well-rounded, moving look at a small struggling group." -Publishers Weekly
    ". . .will captivate children who have flown alone and those who just wish they could." -Booklist

    1994 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
    1994 Hungry Mind Review Book of Distinction
    1994 NYPL Books for the Teen Age
    1994 Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies
    1995 Booklist Editors' Choice

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 96
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316056205
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2000