My Diary fromHere to There Background picture: Os Semeadores (The Planters) by Diego Rivera LindaC/Callison/2011
border: a boundary line that shows how land is separated Border between Calexico, USA and Mexicali, Mexico
strikes: times when workers refuse to work until employers improve conditions
citizen: a person who agrees to respect the rules of a country and is granted rights from that country
boycott: times when people refuse to buy products to show they are upset about prices or poor treatment International Grape Boycott Day, May 10, 1969
migrant workers: farm workers who move from one area to another for work
conditions: situations that affect one’s way of life or activities farm labor housing
High Interest Words These are words from the story that you may not have seen before.
tamale (tamal): a traditional Latin- American dish made with masa (a cornmeal dough) and steamed in a corn husk
patient: able to wait or delay without becoming angry I am losing patience!
Medal of Freedom: the highest civilian (non-military) award given in the United States In Spanish: medala
High Interest Words saguaro immigrant pan dulce green cards tamale patient Medal of Freedom opportunitiesborderunionsstrikescitizensboycottmigrant workerslaborconditionsbargained