Dolores Huerta for Kids Biography Song with Context Clues Worksheets


Dolores Huerta, better respect la señora.
Side by side with Chavez, she brings heat like Florida.
Helping farm workers and women of America, Dolores stays fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Nineteen thirty Dolores was born in New Mexico.
Parents split. Called it quits. Madre said it was time to go.
Her mother moved her and the bros’ out to Californi-yay.
A good student, but still prejudice got in the way.
A teacher once said that she stole another student’s work.
Simply because she was Latina, the way that she looks.
But Dolores stayed positive, upbeat like piñata. Graduated from college, becoming a teacher.
But Dolores soon left that because of the fact that her students came to school hungry with no shoes in class.
She thought that she could do more by helping their families.
Improving their living conditions became her legacy.
Later she met Cesar Chavez, then in sixty-two, side by side a lado a lado, they started u-
-nion, huh, for Hispanic-Americans. The United Farm Workers of America is where it begins. Dolores Huerta, better respect la señora.
Side by side with Chavez, she brings heat like Florida.
Helping farm workers and women of America, Dolores stays fighting because she’s got
that stamina. The farm worker movement had many difficult days. Some said the government was too strong. Nothing would change.
Dolores often heard the words, “No se puede!” “It cannot be done,” said some. We are few. They are many. Dolores once replied, “Sí, se puede!” “Sí, se puede!” “Yes it can be done,” became the theme
for la gente. The people believed, achieved. Got it done like Nike.
Her words became a meme for the change of the century.
Fast forward to eighty-eight, Huerta was handing out brochures to protesters that were out and about. The police came on the scene to break up the crowd. They broke Huerta’s bones with baton. She was in critical now.
Six broken ribs and a ripped spleen, police brutal.
A dozen blood transfusions later, she made it somehow. But even after being a human piñata, she didn’t back down. She took up the fight for women’s rights now. Dolores Huerta, better respect la señora.
Side by side with Chavez, she brings heat like Florida.
Helping farm workers and women of America, Dolores stays fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Always she’s fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Dolores stays fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Always she’s fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Siempre she’s fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Dolores Huerta, better respect la señora.
Side by side with Chavez, she brings heat like Florida.
Helping farm workers and women of America, Dolores stays fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Always she’s fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Dolores stays fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Always she’s fighting because she’s got
that stamina. Siempre she’s fighting because she’s got
that stamina.

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