illustrator: Simón Silva
In this beautiful bilingual homage to César Chávez and the agricultural workers he led, Ada and Zubizarreta have matched each letter in the alphabet with a word or concept in Spanish (a is for árboles, g is for grácias) and a poem in both Spanish and English about some facet in the lives of the workers and their families. The brilliantly colored, vibrant wash illustrations by Simón Silva reminds me of the murals of Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. Both hablantes and English-speakers will appreciate knowing where our food comes from. Highly recommended.