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Author Tonatiuh, Duncan, author, illustrator

Title Soldier for equality : José de la Luz Saénz and the Great War / Duncan Tonatiuh
Published New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019


Description 1 online resource (98 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Back Cover
Summary Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life the story of a Mexican-American war hero ' JosE de la Luz'Saenz'(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
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 05, 2020)
Subject Sáenz, José de la Luz, 1888-1953 -- Juvenile literature
Sáenz, José de la Luz, 1888-1953.
League of United Latin American Citizens -- Juvenile literature
United States. Army. Regiment, 360th -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
League of United Latin American Citizens.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Mexican American -- Juvenile literature
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Historical.
Civil rights workers.
Mexican Americans.
Military participation -- Mexican American.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781683356196
Other Titles José de la Luz Saénz and the Great War