Title Profile & Character Information

First Day in Grapes

Annotation
Chico's family moves up and down the state of California all year to pick fruits and vegetables, so each September, Chico starts at a new school. Often, the other kids pick on him. But third grade promises to be different. His teacher recognizes his excellent abilities in math--he may even get to go to the math fair. When some fourth-grade bullies tease him, he surprises them with strengths of his own. Full-color illustrations.

Characters
NameChico
GendersBoy
 Boy
OccupationsStudent
 Student
TraitsMexican
Mexican

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Multicultural
Didactic
TopicsStudents
School
Journeys
Self-esteem
Hispanics
Migrant farm workers
Mexican Americans
Friendship
Teachers and students
Foods
Bullies
Families
Mathematics
Students
School
Journeys
Self-esteem
Hispanics
Migrant farm workers
Mexican Americans
Friendship
Teachers and students
Foods
Bullies
Families
Mathematics
SettingCalifornia
California