First Day in Grapes

By Booklist

Growing up in a migrant family, Chico has experienced first school days in artichokes and first days in onions, and ‘now his first day in third grade would be in grapes.’ Realistic watercolor, pastel and colored-pencil illustrations are especially adept at portraying Chico’s emotions. His story will resonate with migrant students and those who have moved frequently. For others, its an insightful glimpse of another way of life and reminder that different kids have different talents.