Marlene Targ Brill

Marlene Targ Brill is an award-winning author of books for all ages. She especially seeks to write women into history and tell stories of the undersung. You can learn more about Marlene and her other books at

On the Web at:

Listed in: Biography (Juvenile Nonfiction)

Dolores Huerta Stands Strong · The Woman Who Demanded Justice
By Marlene Targ Brill

Today, we know Dolores Huerta as the cofounder, with Cesar Chavez, of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers of America. We know her as a tireless advocate for the rights of farmworkers, Mexican American immigrants, women, and LGBTQ populations. And we know her as the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2012.

Dolores Huerta Stands Strong is a moving herstory that exudes passion and ignites the reader’s inner warrior. Brill has crafted an enticing and empowering picture of courage, belief, struggles, commitment, and justice that future generations of all colors and genders can use as a model for future battles. ‘Si, se puede,’ or ‘Yes, we can,’ is rightfully attributed to a courageous Latina whose message has been echoed and propelled all over the world.”

Maritza Rocha, Director of Youth Services, Mujeres Latinas en Acción