Jessie de la Cruz - YA by Gary SotoA field worker from the age of five, Jessie knew poverty, harsh working conditions, and the exploitation of Mexicans and all poor people. Her response was to take a stand. She joined the fledgling United Farm Workers union and, at Cesar Chavez's request, became its first woman recruiter. She also participated in strikes, helped ban the crippling short-handle hoe, became a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, testified before the Senate, and met with the Pope. 116 pages.
When God Whispers Your Name by Max LucadoBook has stories from the Bible, some are drawn from everyday life and all will tell you the story of your life. Listen for the Father's gentle whisper that can erase your doubts, your sorrow, your weariness and despair. 232 pages.