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Soldier for equality : José de la Luz Saénz and the Great War

Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"José de la Luz Sáenz (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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Picture books
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Juvenile literature
Named Person: José de la Luz Sáenz; José de la Luz Sáenz; José de la Luz Sáenz
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419736827 1419736825
OCLC Number: 1057730941
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Other Titles: José de la Luz Saénz and the Great War
Responsibility: Duncan Tonatiuh.

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"José de la Luz Sáenz (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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"Tonatiuh unfurls this story in a streamlined narrative, enlivened by touches of Spanish phrasing and quotes and paraphrases from Saenz's own diaries, that sets up the situation quickly and Read more...

 
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