Friday, March 21, 2014

Kids Change the World by Sharing Their Joy With Others

C Is for Change is about to hit the virtual bookshelves of Amazon.

My current mission is to get the word out about C Is for Change

Here is a copy of the press release and am joyfully sharing with others...
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C is for Change-The Story of Cesar Chavez, One Person Can Change Many Lives

A children’s picture book that will inspire a generation of leaders and activists


Seattle, WA, March 21, 2014 - This week, in conjunction with Cesar Chavez’s birthday (3/31) and the opening of the major motion picture Cesar Chavez—History Is Made One Step at a Time (3/28), local teacher and author, Arlene AR Williams, released her second children’s picture book, C Is for Change.

Cesar Chavez, a monumental figure in Latino heritage, led the United Farm Workers movement as they non-violently fought for the rights of farm workers. In her biography of Chavez, Williams highlights his impact on our nation’s history, through mixed media artwork, bilingual multiple reading level design, and supplemental resources. Chavez’s struggle inspires readers with themes of leadership, non-violence, equality, and social justice and appeals to many audiences, young and old.

C Is for Change is a labor of love,” said author and illustrator Arlene AR Williams. “This book started as a poem for my first grade class to perform at the Cesar Chavez Day celebration in 2001. It has grown into a beautiful children’s picture book, which I know will be a resource for parents and educators to share with future generations.”

C Is for Change is a versatile 3-in-1 book that appeals to multiple ages and reading levels. The bilingual (English/Spanish) primary text is children’s poetry for all reading levels, and the accompanying facts and quotations allow more advanced readers to delve deeper into the exciting story. It is the only trade picture book to use substantive quotations of Chavez to help make his inspirational words more accessible to young readers. Intriguing resource pages provide readers the opportunity to explore historical content and experience the life of this civil-rights hero.

Magdaleno Leno Rose-Avila, founding director of the Cesar Chavez Foundation remembered, “The children were always precious to Cesar,” and said, “Arlene with this book is building a foundation of hope… allowing youth to dream a better world and giving them an example of a man whose legacy continues to help us work to make our dreams a reality.”

More information about the book and author can be found at and The book is now available on, and a portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit local Latino service organizations, the Cesar Chavez Foundation, and the United Farm Workers of America.

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