Book Detail

Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War


ISBN: 9781419736827

Contributors: Tonatiuh, Duncan (Author)

Publisher: Mrs. Nelson's Book Company, 2019

Dewey: B

Binding: Readerbound (Readerbound Available)

Levels

Accelerated Reader 5.3/LG
Lexile Level 0860
Guided Reading N/A
Interest LG

BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists, Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical, Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic/Latino, Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Prejudice & Racism, Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Military & Wars, Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States - 20th Century


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5-99 copies: $19.89
100+ copies: $19.29

Description

"Josâe de la Luz Sâaenz (1888-1953)--or Luz--believed in fighting for what was right. Although he was born in the United States, he and his family experienced prejudice because of their Mexican heritage. When World War I broke out, Luz volunteered to join the fight. Because of his ability to quickly learn languages, he became part of the Intelligence Office in Europe. However, despite his hard work and intellect, Luz often didn't receive credit for his contributions. Upon his return to the US, he joined other Mexican-Americans whom he had met in the army to fight for equality. His contribution, along with others, ultimately led to the creation of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which is the oldest Latino civil rights organization. Soldier for Equality is based in part on Luz's diary during the war. It includes a biography of Luz's later years, an author's note, a timeline, a bibliography, and an index."--Publisher's description.

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