All year long Chico and his family move up and down the state of California picking fruits and vegetables. Every September they pick grapes and Chico starts at a new school again. Often other children pick on him – maybe because he is always new or maybe because he speaks Spanish sometimes. Chico’s first day in third grade turns out to be different. This is a powerful story of a migrant boy who grows in self-confidence when he uses his math prowess to stand up to the school bullies.
First Day in the Grapes
Tagged as: Diversity, Migrant Farm Worker