First Day in Grapes

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
L. King Pérez
Illustrator(s):
Robert Casilla
Age Group:
6-11
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
ISBN:
978-1620141908
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

First Day in Grapes tells the story of Chico and his family, migrant workers who move up and down the state of California. Every September they pick grapes and Chico starts a new school. Often Chico gets picked on because he’s always “the new kid” and because he speaks Spanish sometimes. The story focuses on Chico’s first day of third grade at a new school- things are a little different this time. Chico learns to stand up for himself when some other students bully him and make fun of his heritage.

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