First Day In Grapes

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


IN OUR COVER STORY THIS MONTH, WE INTRODUCED OUR READERS TO THE BOOK “DAISY CHAIN,” WHICH SYMBOLICALLY TALKS ABOUT A VERY SPECIFIC TYPE OF BULLYING—CYBER BULLYING.  THROUGHOUT HISTORY, HOWEVER, BULLIES AND BULLYING TACTICS HAVE TAKEN ON MANY FORMS AND AFFECTED PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.  SO WE ARE DEDICATING OUR LATEST SCHOOL LIBRARY TO ANTI-BULLYING TITLES FROM THE PUBLISHER LEE & LOW BOOKS.  IN ADDITION, WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING LINKS TO SPECIAL TEACHER GUIDES FOR THESE BOOKS TO HELP OPEN UP ANTI-BULLYING DISCUSSIONS AND HOPEFULLY OFFER SOME NEW IDEAS AND APPROACHES FOR HANDLING THIS SENSITIVE SUBJECT.

Grapes

“FIRST DAY IN GRAPES” 
by L. King Pérez 
ISBN-13: 978-1620141908 Teacher’s Guide: https://www.leeandlow. com/books/2391/teachers_guide

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. His teacher likes him right away, and she and his class-mates are quick to recognize his excellent math skills. He may even get to go to the math fair! When the fourth-grade bullies confront Chico in the lunchroom, he responds wisely with strengths of his own.