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

Written & illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
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Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life the story of a Mexican-American war hero Jos. de la Luz S.enz (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.

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

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Duncan Tonatiuh

<b>Duncan Tonatiuh</b> was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. His books have received many awards over the years. He currently lives in San Miguel with his wife and children but travels to the US often.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781419736827
Publication Date:
September 1, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018047729
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1419736825
Lexile® Level:
860L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.3
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
505305
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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